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Vermont law states that these dangerous operating practices are illegal.

Careless and Reckless Operation of a vessel, or the reckless manipulation of water skis, a surfboard, or similar device, is operating in a manner that causes danger to the life, limb, or property of any person. Examples of illegal, reckless operation are:

  • Boating in restricted areas without regard for other boaters or persons, posted speeds and wake restrictions, diver-down flags, etc.
  • Boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to follow the navigation rules
  • Weaving through congested waterway traffic
  • Swerving at the last possible moment in order to avoid collision
  • Causing danger or damage from the wake of your vessel
  • Chasing, harassing, or disturbing wildlife with your vessel
A PWC operating too close to another vessel