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Utah law states that these dangerous operating practices are illegal:

Negligent Operation is willfully or negligently operating a vessel or manipulating water-skis or other devices in a manner that causes danger to the life, limb, or property of any person. This includes:

  • Not paying attention to the operation of the vessel.
  • Failing to keep a proper lookout.
  • Failing to observe the navigation rules.
  • Failing to display the proper navigation lights when boating at night.
  • Operating in a manner or at a speed that exceeds safe and reasonable limits under the existing circumstances.
  • Operating at a rate of speed that creates a wake that causes damage or injury.
  • Operating such that your vessel collides with another vessel or object.
  • Attempting to spray others with the wake of your vessel.