STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO SAFE BOATING ACT
67-7017. Negligent operation. (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vessel on the waters of the state of Idaho in a careless or heedless manner so as to be indifferent to any person or property of other persons, or at a rate of speed greater than will permit him in the exercise of reasonable care to bring the vessel to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead, and whosoever shall do so is guilty of the crime of negligent operation and shall be punished as provided in this chapter.
(2) Negligent operation includes but is not limited to becoming airborne or completely leaving the water while crossing the wake of another vessel at an unsafe distance from the vessel creating the wake; weaving through congested traffic; and operating at such a speed and proximity to another vessel, a person, or property of other persons so as to require the operator to swerve at the last moment to avoid collision.
[67-7017, added 1986, ch. 207, sec. 2, p. 526; am. 2022, ch. 218, sec. 7, p. 722.]