Maryland law states that these dangerous operating practices are illegal.
Reckless or Negligent Operation of a vessel is operating in a manner that causes danger to the life, limb, or property of any person. Examples of reckless or negligent operation are:
- Operating in a swimming area
- Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Operating at an excessive speed in the vicinity of other vessels or in dangerous waters
- Riding on the bow, gunwales, transom, seat backs, or any other place where there is danger of falling overboard
- Jumping the wake of another vessel too close to that vessel
- Operating such that your vessel collides with another vessel, object, or person