Anyone can make up statistics to prove points. 14% of all people know that. I've never had a near miss with any powerboats or been in any danger at high speed. The closest calls we've ever had (more times than I can count) have been at 45mph with jet ski's. Maybe instead of focusing energy and money on making speed limits that won't do jack squat for boaters safety, they should have a better program to train jet-skiers with. It should be that everyone who operates a jet-ski should go through a drivers training program similar to drivers ed no matter what their age or driving record.Originally Posted by ^HB162^
On a another note, the autobahn is one of the safest roads in the world and they have a lower percentage of crashes per amount of people that drive than the US does. They have no speed limits (although they do have restrictions for crowded areas and for bad weather). What is different about it? Yes the roads are built differently and maintained better, but they have a much more intensive driver's trainging program. Anyone caught using a cell phone, eating or doing anything of the sort to distract them from driving recieves a hefty fine. There is someone on this site (can't remember who) that had a jet-skier drive in front them while in a no-wake zone. They had to put both motors in reverse to avoid them.