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It Worked! Tomorrow Tues. Dec. 31st! NJ 101.5 to feature Speed Limits!

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Old 12-30-2002, 06:15 PM
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Default It Worked! Tomorrow Tues. Dec. 31st! NJ 101.5 to feature Speed Limits!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Sorry for the short notice, but after laying in bed sick all day, I have received several calls from members notifying me about tomorrow. It seems that since we have bombarded Jim Gearhart with so many emails - tomorrow morning's topic of the day is TIDAL WATER SPEED LIMITS!!!

No one has contacted me from NJ 101.5 to confirm this - but let's give it our best shot! The station phone number for call ins is:

Jim Gearhart Show
6am-10am
CALL 1-800-283-1015

Key Points to consider mentioning:
Why is a speed limit on inland tidal waterways ridiculous?
1.Not All Boats are equipped with speedometers
2.Those that are – 75% of them are inaccurate or do not work
3.Radar Guns do not work effectively on fiberglass boats
4.Statistics show that over the last 10 years boating registrations have increased in NJ and accidents have declined.
5.If the speed limit was in place this past summer – not one life would have been saved because of it
6.NJ State Police stated that it would be virtually impossible to enforce with their already limited man power
7.We have met with state assemblymen (not mentioning names) and even they agree that it would be impossible to enforce.

Why will Mandatory Education and Licensing Work?
1.85% of all boating accidents that occur nationally happen with owners that have had ZERO formal education on how to operate a boat
2.The “crazy boaters” that are on the water are crazy because they are ignorant to “the rules of the road” and do not understand who has the right of way.
3.In NJ you need a license to operate every kind of motor vehicle (car, motorcycle, plane, scooter, helicopter and a tractor trailer) except a powerboat! Start with educating and licensing.
4.Licensing would enable the state to penalize someone’s car license for the people who are “repeat offenders” of boating recklessly. Right now – boaters just get continual slaps on the wrist.

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Stand up and be heard.......good luck tomm....
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Sorry Dave..............I won't be awake.
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Good Luck Dave! Powerboaters everywhere should be prepared for the same issue in their area.
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Thanks Guys!

We have some awesome momentum here! We need to keep up the pressure!

Nort - I know you will be here in spirit (we have a spaghetti stained wife beater and gold chains for ya!)
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