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 100 feet of marked swimming areas or near anyone swimming, at greater than idle speed
- 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