Extra rules for boating after sundown

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1372891511&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4127101&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1372891511 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) –The 4th of July usually brings many people out to the water who may have never boated after dark before.

Boating after sundown comes with some special rules.

Every boat is required to have red, green and white lights installed to help them legally maneuver the lake after dark.

This allows boaters to see each other and know which direction they’re going.

Other colored lighting can blind oncoming traffic.

Alabama Marine Police Officer John Williams says it’s a good idea to keep extra bulbs, fuses and chemical glow sticks on board as well.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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