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Boat creating a wake

Idaho law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Failure to Regulate Speed is operating at speeds that are too fast for the operator to bring the vessel to a stop within an assured clear distance ahead. It is illegal to exceed any posted speed limits. Specifically, the following acts are illegal.

  • Operating at a speed greater than “no wake speed” (maximum of five miles per hour) while within 100 feet of a dock, a swimmer, or a person in the water except when:
    • Safely pulling a water-skier from a dock
    • Safely dropping a water-skier at or near a dock
    • The swimmer or other person in the water is the vessel’s skier
  • Operating at a speed and proximity to another vessel that requires the other operator to swerve at the last moment to avoid a collision
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