"are exempt from the safety course if they can show proof of similar education from NASBLA, the Coast Guard or other state."Originally Posted by US1 Fountain
If your state requires it, then you need a copy of it with you.
We had an example last night from a Trooper.
It's like if a 16 year old is allowed to drive a car in Fla., then they are allowed to drive in NJ as long as it is their registered vehicle from Fla. They would not be permitted to drive a NJ registered vehicle with their Fla. license in NJ.
So if someone comes in from NY, they must be operating the boat that is registered in NY and have whatever NY requires.
This education law is no surprise. We actually asked for it over having a mandatory 35 mph speed limit on all NJ waterways.
The only surprise was that we hoped it was going to be for "ALL" boaters, not just powerboaters.
I guess we will be lobbying again....