SPEEDING ON JET-SKIS

SPEEDING ON JET-SKIS

SPEEDING ON JET-SKIS [JOHN'S RIVER WATERFORD]

These people were pushing their luck and they managed to upset a number of swans.

Earlier in the year water safety groups issued a joint appeal for responsibility after a number of safety incidents involving jet skis. The appeal urges jet ski users to be mindful of their own safety and “respect the safety and wellbeing of other water users”, while it also asks them to avoid “unnecessary encroachment” into swimming areas and other water group activities.

In Ireland two sets of regulations govern the use of jet-skis. The Merchant Shipping Regulations 2001 include provisions in relation to age restrictions, the carriage of lifejackets and restrictions on use of alcohol and drugs. The Merchant Shipping Act, 2000, provide for careless and dangerous navigation and operation offences.

John's River or St. John's River is a small river that snakes its way through Waterford city before joining the River Suir at Adelphi Quay, Ireland.

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