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Kansas law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

PWC jumping wake of a boat

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