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South Dakota law states that these dangerous operating practices are illegal.

Reckless Operation of a vessel is operating in a manner that causes danger to the life, limb, or property of any person.

PWC jumping wake of a boat

Examples of reckless operation are:

  • Weaving a vessel through congested waterway traffic
  • Jumping the wake of another vessel unreasonably close to the other vessel or when visibility around the other vessel is obstructed
  • Waiting until the last possible moment to swerve and avoid collision