§ 29.1-742. Towing water skis, surfboards, etc
A. No person shall operate a vessel on any waters of the Commonwealth for towing a person or persons on water skis, a surfboard, or a similar device unless there is in the vessel a person, in addition to the operator, in a position to observe the progress of the person or persons being towed or unless the skier or skiers wear life preservers.
B. No person shall operate a vessel on any water of the Commonwealth towing a person or persons on water skis, a surfboard, or a similar device, nor shall any person engage in water skiing or a similar activity at any time between the hours from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise. The provisions of this subsection shall not constitute a defense to any provision of § 29.1-738.
C. The provisions of subsections A and B of this section do not apply to a performer engaged in a professional exhibition.
D. No person shall operate or manipulate any vessel, towrope, or other device by which the direction or location of water skis, a surfboard, or a similar device may be affected or controlled in such a way as to cause the water skis, surfboard, or similar device, or any person upon the device to collide with any object or person.
(1960, c. 500, § 62-174.13; 1962, c. 626; 1968, c. 659, § 62.1-179; 1982, c. 236; 1987, c. 488; 1988, c. 265; 1993, c. 275; 1997, c. 108.)Sections: Previous 29.1-738.5 29.1-738.6 29.1-739 29.1-739.1 29.1-739.2 29.1-740 29.1-741 29.1-742 29.1-743 29.1-744 29.1-744.1 29.1-744.2 29.1-744.3 29.1-744.4 29.1-745 Next
Last modified: April 16, 2009