Consultation launched to strengthen the enforcement of safety laws for recreational and personal watercraft.

Created on: Friday, 10 September 2021. Posted in: News

Consultation launched to strengthen the enforcement of safety laws for recreational and personal watercraft.
  • consultation launched to protect public and local wildlife from dangerous driving
  • personal and recreational watercraft – including jet skis – will fall under same laws as ships
  • tougher sentences for anyone in breach of safety laws

The Department for Transport on 6 September 2021 published a consultation to modernise laws and clamp down on dangerous driving of jet skis to protect the public and coastal areas.

The consultation will bring recreational and personal watercraft, such as jet-skis and speedboats, under the same laws as those who operate ships, meaning tougher sentences for those caught driving dangerously.

View and respond to the consultation here

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strengthening-enforcement-of-the-dangerous-use-of-recreational-and-personal-watercraft

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