Operating at Illegal Speeds or Distances
These dangerous operating practices are illegal under Oregon law.
Failure To Regulate Speed is operating at speeds greater than that which allows the operator to bring the vessel to a stop within an assured clear distance ahead. It is illegal to exceed any posted speed limitations.
Improper Distance is not maintaining a proper distance while operating a vessel or while towing a person on water skis or any similar device. Specifically, it is illegal to operate a vessel at speeds greater than “idle speed” or “slow, no wake speed” within 200 feet of:
- A boat launch ramp
- A marina
- A mooring area