Louisiana law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.
Careless Operation is failing to operate a vessel in a careful and prudent manner and thereby endangering the life, limb, or property of any person. Examples of illegal, careless operation are:
- Causing danger or damage from the wake of your vessel
- Operating a vessel at speeds that may cause danger, injury, or damage; be aware of and obey all regulatory markers
“No Wake” Zones: In a “no wake” zone, vessels must be operated at “bare steerage speed” and produce no wake. “No wake” zones have been established on all Louisiana waterways within 300 feet of:
- A boat ramp that is open to the general public
- A dock adjacent to a boat ramp that is open to the general public