Kansas law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.
Reckless or Negligent Operation is operating any vessel or manipulating any water skis or similar device in a manner that causes danger to any person, property, or wildlife. Examples of reckless or negligent operation include:
- Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Entering a marked swimming or all-boats-prohibited area with a vessel
- Operating a vessel in violation of restrictions given by buoys or signs marking an area
- Failing to observe the navigation rules
- Weaving through congested waterway traffic
- Jumping the wake of another vessel too close to that vessel
- Maneuvering such that you must swerve at the last possible moment to avoid a collision
- Operating such that you collide with another vessel, object, or person
- Chasing wildlife with your vessel
Improper Use is operating a vessel for purposes other than fishing or hunting in areas marked as fishing areas or hunting areas.