Top 5 Boating Violations | Indiana DNR

Top 5 Boating Violations | Indiana DNR


Hey! Did you get the life jackets from the truck before you came down? I forgot to bring them down with me, but I’m not going to walk all the way up there back to the truck. We’ve got a cushion – it floats – we’ll be fine. Yeah, that seat cushion will work for the two of us, and besides which – who’s going to notice, right? Life Jacket violations is the most common boating violation in Indiana. You know, you need one wearable life jacket per person on your boat. Any boat 16 feet and over, you need a type IV throw-able. Life jackets save lives. Hey did you renew the boat registration when we got the stuff from the BMV this spring? I didn’t do that. I put that on your
desk in your office. I thought you did it, so I didn’t do it. that’s always your job. I didn’t do that. You know what? That means we’re not registered and we’re not valid. That’s not a big deal. We’ll be all right. You’re probably right, it isn’t that big of a deal. Who’s going to see us? Let’s just go! Registration violations is the second most
common boating violation in Indiana last year. Just like your automobile, your boat is required
to be registered through the BMV. oh… Finished with that one babe. We got any more in there? I think we got one left out of that whole 12 pack. Might as well, give me another! you operate a boat while intoxicated you
will go to jail. Can we not go a little faster? No, we can’t. We’re in an idle zone. There’s nothing under here you can see. No logs, trees, there’s nobody even out here. It’s going to be dark by the time we get back to the ramp. All right, fine, we’ll go fast. Indiana Conservation Officer. The reason I stopped you is you were going too fast in a marked idle zone. It’s one of our most common boating violations. And also remember that after sunset, there’s a 10 mile per hour speed limit on all inland waters. Hey! I’m about ready to go tubing, it’s hot! Hun, we’re supposed to have somebody else in the boat – somebody needs to keep an eye on you. We didn’t bring this tube along for nothing! You can drive the boat and watch me at the same time. I’ll yell if I fall off! All right, go ahead and throw it in the water. Yeah! That’s what we’re talking about! You’re going to do it anyway, you always do what you want. You know, Indiana law requires that anytime you are towing somebody behind a boat, you must have an observer on board. It is the boat operator’s responsibility to concentrate on driving the boat. [laughing] Oh no! I’m lucky I didn’t have my cell phone with me!

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