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People Swimming in the Swim Area

Colorado law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Careless or Imprudent Operation of a vessel is operating in a reckless, careless, or unsafe manner that causes danger to any person, property, or wildlife. Examples of careless or imprudent operation include:

  • Becoming airborne or completely leaving the water while crossing the wake of another vessel at an unsafe distance from the vessel creating the wake or when visibility is obstructed
  • Weaving through congested waterway traffic
  • Operating such that your vessel or another vessel must swerve abruptly or cut speed abruptly in order to avoid collision
  • Failing to follow the navigation rules
  • Entering a marked swimming area with a vessel
  • Operating such that your vessel collides with another vessel, object, or person
  • Chasing or harassing wildlife with your vessel

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