7.1.5 SLACKEN SPEED
Operators in Utah must reduce speed to avoid endangering persons or a person's property from the effect of their vessels wake. Reduce speed when approaching or passing the following;
- Vessels underway, lying to, at anchor, or made fast to the shore
- Piers, Docks or Boathouses
- Someone in the water
- Someone involved in towed water sports
- Someone on a surfboard
An example of violating this law would be if your boat runs over, or into, an object because you are traveling too fast to stop in time.
Certain bodies of water in Utah may have local restrictions as to type and size of vessel or motor horsepower, restricted use areas, boat speed, and times for use. Check with the local authorities for these additional restrictions.