Georgia Boater Education Course


THE UNIFORM STATE WATERWAYS MARKING SYSTEM

Non-Lateral Informational and Regulatory Markers

Non-lateral markers give you important information about the area in which you are boating. The most common non-lateral markers are regulatory markers that are white with orange markings and black lettering. Here are some examples.


INFORMATION (SQUARE)

Information marker

Displays information such as directions, distances, and locations in the area. Use information inside the square as a guide.

HAZARD (DIAMOND)

Hazard marker

Indicates presence of nearby dangers such as shoalsmud flats or sandbars typically composed of sand, silt or small pebbles deposited by water currents. and rocks. Information about the hazard is displayed within the orange diamond.


CONTROL (CIRCLE)

Control marker

Indicates rules in a controlled area, such as speed limits and wash restrictions. Follow the restrictions displayed within the orange circle.

KEEP-OUT (DIAMOND WITH CROSSING LINES)

keep out marker

Indicates exclusion or closed areas where boats are prohibited. Steer clear!