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Title XIX MOTOR VEHICLES, WATERCRAFT AND AVIATION

Chapter 306

Effective - 28 Aug 2008 bottom

  306.132.  Watercraft to stop on signal of water patrol or emergency watercraft, when — authorized speed near emergency watercraft — penalty. — 1.  Any person operating a watercraft on the waters of this state shall stop such watercraft upon a signal of any member of the water patrol division and obey any other reasonable signal or direction of such member of the water patrol division given in directing the movement of traffic on the waters of this state.

  2.  Any person operating a watercraft upon the waters of this state shall immediately stop or position such watercraft in such a way as to give the right-of-way on the water to any emergency watercraft, as established by the water patrol division, when such emergency watercraft gives an audible signal by siren or gives a visible signal by having at least one lighted lamp exhibiting a red or blue light visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of such emergency watercraft.

  3.  Vessels shall not be operated at a speed in excess of slow no-wake speed within one hundred feet of any emergency vessel that has red or blue lighting displayed.

  4.  Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

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(L. 1989 S.B. 135, A.L. 2008 H.B. 1715)


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