Washington D.C. Boat Safety Regulations

The weather here in the Washington D.C. area is finally warm enough for residents to take their boats out on the various waterways in the region. It is important that anyone, regardless of whether they are operating the boat or are simply a passenger, to be aware of the safety provisions that must be followed. Washington D.C. has outlined a set of boating operation regulations that must be followed. Some of the rules of vessel operation include the following:

  • All boats must be operated in compliance with Navigation Rules
  • No one is permitted to operate or use a boat in a manner that may endanger the life, limb, or property of another person
  • No person under the age of 18 is permitted to operate or navigate any boat that is 16 feet or more in length unless they have completed a boating safety course OR is operating the boat under the supervision of someone 18 years or older who has completed an approved boating safety course
  • If the operator of a 16 foot or greater boat is under the age of 18, all persons on the boat must wear a personal flotation device

If you have been injured due to the negligence of the individual operating a water vessel, it is important to discuss your injuries with an experienced personal injury attorney that can assess the factors of your case.

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.