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People Swimming in the Swim Area

North Dakota law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Reckless Operation is operating a vessel or manipulating water skis, a surfboard, or any similar device in a manner that endangers the life, limb, or property of another person. Examples of reckless operation include:

  • Weaving through congested waterway traffic
  • Operating so that you must swerve at the last possible moment in order to avoid collision
  • Jumping the wake of another vessel within 100 feet of that vessel
  • Operating in a manner that causes a dangerous or damaging wake
  • Boating in restricted areas without regard for other boaters or persons, posted speeds and wake restrictions, diver-down flags, etc.
  • Operating within marked swimming areas or near anyone swimming
  • Operating near dams and other hazardous waters
  • Operating such that you molest or annoy persons fishing
  • Chasing, harassing, or disturbing wildlife with your vessel
  • Operating in any other manner that is not reasonable or prudent
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