Are You Aware Of The New Coast Guard Boating Kill Switch Law?
Are you aware of a new change in federal boating laws that was put into practice this year?
If you are operating a boat, you must pay careful attention to laws and regulations to ensure the safety of you, those on your boat, and fellow boaters out on the water.
Being made aware of the current laws can keep everyone safe and allow boaters to enjoy their water activities.
Read down below to learn the new rule and what procedures you must take when operating a boat that’s under 26 ft long on the water.
The New Coast Guard Boating Law [VIDEO]
The new requirement for individuals operating boats under 26 ft is that they must have the kill switch attached to them in some capacity.
This is in order to increase the safety of those on the boat as well as other boaters in the water.
It may be attached to your belt loop or anything that is fixed to you.
In the case you are somehow thrown overboard or something happens on the boat, the kill switch will be enabled and the engine will shut off.
This law applies to any navigable body of water whether that be the ocean, a bay, or in lakes.
If the cord is pulled, the engine is stopped, and the situation is now under control.
All you have to do is reinsert the kill switch and put the engine back in neutral to start the boat again.
The boat will not start if it’s not in neutral.
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