Safe Operation

bow of personal watercraft with spray of water

Safe Starting

Carbon Monoxide

Rules of the Road

Towing Activity

Speed / Alcohol

Emergencies

Enforcement / Fines
 

An enjoyable recreational boating experience depends on the ability of owners and operators of pleasure craft to protect their passengers and other boaters from risk and harm and to respect the environment.

  • Learn all you can about the operation of your vessel and the waterways in which you will be traveling
  • Be constantly aware of changing weather and water conditions and the actions of other boaters
  • Demonstrate knowledge and leadership by wearing your lifejacket or PFD and asking all your passengers to do the same
  • Don't cruise with booze

This section has valuable new information about carbon monoxide and the safe starting of engines — please check it out!

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