(a) No person shall operate a vessel on any waters of this state for towing a person
or persons on water skis, or a surfboard, or similar device unless there is in the
vessel a person at least twelve (12) years of age, in addition to the operator, in
a position to observe the progress of the person or persons being towed. Any person or persons on water skis, a surfboard, a tube or similar device that
is being towed behind a vessel on any waters of this state shall be required to wear
a life jacket approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.
(b) No person shall operate a vessel on any waters of this state towing a person or
persons on water skis, a surfboard, or similar device, nor shall any person engage
in water skiing, surfboarding, or similar activity at any time between the hours from
one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.
(c) The provisions of subsections (a) and (b) do not apply to a performer engaged
in a professional exhibition or a person or persons engaged in an activity authorized
under § 46-22-13.
(d) No person shall operate or manipulate any vessel, tow rope, or other device by
which the direction or location of water skis, a surfboard, or similar device may
be affected or controlled in such a way as to cause the water skis, surfboard, or
similar device, or any person thereon to collide with or strike against any object
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