PWIA Safe Rider Pledge

To ensure safe and fun days on the water this Summer, I promise to abide by the SAFE RIDER pledge: 

Safe Rider DecalSCAN THE WATER 
• I will constantly scan for people, objects, and other watercraft. 
• I will avoid areas with submerged objects or shallow water. 

AVOID AGGRESSIVE MANEUVERS 
• I will ride within my limits and avoid aggressive maneuvers. 
• I will avoid jumping wakes or waves. 
• I will make predictable maneuvers so that others may anticipate my course. 

FOLLOW LOCAL BOATING LAWS 
• I will learn my state’s boating laws, including its minimum operator age. 
• I will take a boater safety education course. 

EXAMINE YOUR EQUIPMENT 
• I will always check my throttle and steering controls for proper operation before I start my PWC. 
• I will always wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket and protective clothing, such as a wet suit bottom or clothing that provides equivalent protection. 
• I will keep aboard and maintain all required safety equipment. 

REACT TO CONDITIONS PWIA logo
• I will operate defensively and adjust my speed to match conditions. 

INSIST ON A SAFE DISTANCE 
• I will keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft. 
• I will take early action to avoid collisions. 

DRIVE SOBER 
• I will never ride after consuming drugs or alcohol. 

EVALUATE WEATHER AND WATERWAYS 
• I will be alert for conditions that limit my visibility or block my vision of others. 

RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT 
• I will respect ecologically sensitive areas, and refuel carefully to avoid spills. I will be sensitive to marine life.
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