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Boating Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road for Boaters

Safe and responsible boating makes the waters of Southern Wisconsin a more enjoyable place for all.  Knowing—and following—the waterway "rules of the road" is not only your responsibility as a boat handler, it is the law.  Observing "no wake zones", maintaining posted speed limits, wearing your PFD, and not operating a vessel under the influence are all important principles that can not only improve your boating experience, but save a life.

Below are links to websites with basic "rules of the road" information. The best way to learn and understand these rules, however, is to take a boating education class—offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Rules of the Road Links