PWC operator age-limit bill defeated in Florida

The bill sought to increase the age of PWC operators from 14 to 16.

A bill that would have increased the age of personal watercraft operation in Florida failed in the state legislature’s Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee.

The bill sought to increase the age of PWC operators from 14 to 16.

The bill also would have eliminated the ability for children to steer a vessel with the proper supervision of an adult with boater education, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.


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