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These dangerous operating practices are illegal under Oregon law.

PWC riding too close to a boat

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