Alabama law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.
Failure to Regulate Speed is operating at speeds greater than that which allow the operator to bring the vessel to a stop within a clear distance ahead, or at speeds which cause danger or inconvenience to others given the existing weather and traffic conditions. A vessel operator must not:
- Operate at a speed which causes a hazardous wake or wash when approaching another vessel or when entering or leaving a marina or harbor area.
- Operate above a plane speed when persons or gear on board the vessel are such that the operator's view is obstructed or safe operation is impaired.
- Exceed any posted speed limitations such as idle speed or “slow, no wake” speed areas or any other speed zones.