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Washington law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

PWC riding too close to a boat

Reckless Operation is operating carelessly in a willful and wanton disregard of the rights, safety, or property of another person. It includes:

  • Weaving in and out of other vessels, docks, or buoys
  • Playing “chicken” with another vessel
  • Operating in a marked “No Boats” area such as a swimming or dam spillway area