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Delaware law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

PWC jumping wake of a boat

Reckless Operation is any operating practice which endangers the life, limb or property of any other person. Examples of reckless and dangerous operation are:

  • Weaving your vessel through congested waterway traffic or swerving at the last possible moment in order to avoid collision
  • Jumping the wake of another vessel unnecessarily close to the other vessel or when visibility around the other vessel is restricted
  • Operating a vessel within swimming areas
  • Operating a vessel in areas posted as closed to vessels due to hazardous conditions
  • Operating a vessel through an area where a regatta or marine parade is in progress in a way that causes danger to others or interferes with the safety of the event
  • Chasing, harassing, or disturbing wildlife with your vessel