Wyoming Boating Safety Course


ACCIDENT PREVENTION

MANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED REGULATIONS SIMPLY ENTAIL COMMON SENSE AND USE OF RESPECT ON THE WATERWAYS. PWCS RIDE LOW IN THE WATER. AS A RESULT, THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO SPOT AND ARE OFTEN SHIELDED FROM VIEW BY OTHER BOATS.
Safe Distance
  • Keep your distance from other boats to avoid blind spots and to respect boaters' space.
  • Keep a safe distance from other PWCs. Because the vessels can turn so quickly and accelerate rapidly, it is even more important to leave yourself enough time and space to react to other PWC operators.
  • Take a look behind you before you make a turn, and please be mindful of your waketracks left in the water caused by a moving vessel.. A PWC can send a powerful stream of water from the nozzle that could distract, annoy, or even harm other operators.
  • Be careful that your spray does not affect other boaters, swimmers, or cause injury to passengers who have fallen off a PWC during a quick acceleration.

ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR WAKE AND BE COURTEOUS TO OTHER BOATERS