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Lanyard connecting the safety switch to the operator's wrist

In addition to the requirements above, Mississippi Ordinance No. 16.003 states that on marine waters south of Interstate Highway 10 (I-10), PWC:

  • Must have a self-circling device or lanyard-type engine cut-off switch with the lanyard attached to the operator's person, clothing, or PFD.
  • Must not be operated at an excessive speed within 100 feet of another occupied vessel except in a crossing situation or when overtaking in accordance with the navigation rules.
  • May not jump, or attempt to jump, the wake of another vessel within 100 feet of that vessel.
  • May not follow within 100 feet of a water-skier.