2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 52 - WATERS OF THE STATE, PORTS, AND WATERCRAFT
CHAPTER 7 - REGISTRATION, OPERATION, AND SALE OF WATERCRAFT
ARTICLE 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 52-7-16 - Towing persons on water skis, aquaplanes, surfboards or similar device

O.C.G.A. 52-7-16 (2010)
52-7-16. Towing persons on water skis, aquaplanes, surfboards or similar device


(a) No person shall operate a vessel on any of the waters of this state for towing a person or persons on water skis, aquaplane, surfboard, or any similar device unless the vessel is equipped with a wide-angle mirror mounted in such a manner as to permit the operator of the vessel to observe at all times the person or persons being towed or unless there is in such vessel a competent person, in addition to the operator, in a position to observe at all times the person or persons being towed.

(b) No person shall operate any vessel on any of the waters of this state for towing a person or persons on water skis, aquaplane, surfboard, or similar devices nor shall any person or persons engage in water skiing, aquaplaning, surfboarding, or similar activities unless such person or persons being towed are wearing a ski belt, ski jacket, or a Type I, II, or III United States Coast Guard approved personal flotation device.

(c) No person shall operate a vessel on any waters of this state towing a person or persons on water skis, aquaplane, surfboard, or similar devices nor shall any person engage in water skiing, aquaplaning, surfboarding, or similar activity at any time between the hours from sunset to sunrise.

(d) Subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this Code section do not apply to a performer engaged in a professional exhibition or a person or persons engaged in an activity authorized under Code Section 52-7-19.

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