Idaho law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.
Negligent Operation of a vessel is the failure to exercise the care necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of others. Some examples of negligent operation are:
- Boating in an area where buoys or other markers clearly mark a swimming area or some other restricted area
- Becoming airborne while crossing the wake of another vessel at an unsafe distance from the vessel creating the wake
- Weaving through congested waterway traffic
- Swerving at the last possible moment in order to avoid a collision
- Causing danger or damage from the wake of your vessel
- Chasing, harassing, or disturbing wildlife with your vessel