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People Swimming in the Swim Area

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
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