Missouri law designates these dangerous operating practices as illegal.
Reckless Operation of a vessel or the reckless manipulation of water skis, a wakeboard, or similar device is the failure to exercise the care necessary to prevent the endangerment of life, limb, or property of any person. Examples of illegal, reckless operation are:
- Boating in restricted areas without regard for other boaters or persons, posted speeds and wake restrictions, diver-down flags, etc.
- Boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Chasing, harassing, or disturbing wildlife with your vessel