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Oklahoma boating safety law

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Oklahoma - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a bill designed to crack down on drunk boaters.

The bill will lower the legal blood-alcohol level for boating under the influence from .10 to .08, making it the same limit as drunk driving.

Oklahoma lawmakers say people who use highways and waterways in the state should be held to the same legal standard.

The Department of Public Safety says since 2003, there have been more than 40 deaths because of alcohol-related boating accidents.

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