(a) No person shall utilize a personal watercraft to tow a person or persons on water
skis or other water sport devices unless the personal watercraft has an observer on
board, at least twelve (12) years of age, who can constantly observe the person or
persons being towed, or it is equipped with rearview mirrors meeting the specifications
established by statute or regulation of the commission.
(b) The specifications for rearview mirrors on personal watercraft used for towing
any person shall be as follows: Each mirror shall contain a minimum viewing size
of sixty-five (65) square centimeters (10 sq. in.), a minimum viewing area height
of sixty-four (64) millimeters (2.5 in.), and minimum viewing area width of one hundred
(100) millimeters (4.0 in.). The mirrors shall be mounted or attached on both the right and left sides of the
personal watercraft so as to provide the maximum rearward observation by the operator. Mirrors shall not be mounted or attached to the steering mechanism of the personal
watercraft. The minimum combined viewing area of both mirrors shall be one hundred thirty (130)
square centimeters (20 sq. in.).
(c) It is a Class A misdemeanor to tow any person by personal watercraft unless the
watercraft meets all of these specifications.
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