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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Chapter 390. Watercraft: Safe and Reasonable Operation of Vessels
8/11/2020

4VAC15-390-80. Duty to Slacken Speed to Avoid Damage by Motorboat's Wake.

Every motorboat, when approaching or passing vessels under way or lying to or at anchor or made fast to the shore; or when approaching or passing piers, docks, or boathouses; or when approaching or passing persons in the water or using water skis or surfboards; shall slacken speed to the extent necessary to avoid endangering persons or property by the effect of the motorboat's wake.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-701 and 29.1-802 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-04-3 § 8, eff. July 1, 1973.

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