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Subchapter 002 : Vessels(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 3312a)
§ 3312a. Operation of personal watercraft
(a) An individual less than 16 years of age shall not operate a personal watercraft.
(b) All individuals operating or riding on a personal watercraft shall wear a properly secured wearable U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device as intended by the manufacturer.
(c) Personal watercraft shall not be operated at any time between sunset and sunrise.
(d) Every individual operating a personal watercraft equipped by the manufacturer with a lanyard type engine cut-off switch shall attach the lanyard to his or her wrist, clothing, or personal flotation device as appropriate for the specific craft. (Added 1989, No. 65, § 9; amended 2009, No. 30, § 1; 2021, No. 76, § 19.)