Keep It Safe On Your Jet Ski This Summer With Watercraft Safety Tips
August is just a day away and fall is getting closer, but with the warm weather and sunny days Ventura County is known for, summer time will continue through September. The great weather means more chances to get out to the lake with your friends and family.
Personal watercrafts, such as jet skis, are very popular during the summer on the lake. They are usually less expensive than boats, which means more people can afford them, especially if they are saving on their California watercraft insurance from John E. Peakes Insurance Agency.
But if you plan on riding your jet ski this summer, it is important to remember they are not toys and have the potential to be very dangerous. Realistically, jet skis are no more dangerous than any other watercraft, however it is the way people operate them that cause them to be very dangerous.
The following are 6 safety tips to ensure you will have a fun and safe time on your jet ski:
- 1. Read the owner’s manual so you understand the controls and features of your jet ski.
- 2. Always wear a life jacket when riding your jet ski, and if you have a passenger with you, make sure they are wearing one as well.
- 3. Always make sure the safety lanyard is attached to you when riding your jet ski. This lanyard will turn off the engine if you fall.
- 4. Never ride your jet ski at night or with two water skiers being towed.
- 5. Stay at least 100 feet from any other watercraft.
- 6. Never operate a jet ski, or any other watercraft, after drinking alcohol