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Boating safety: understanding of laws, common sense required

Monday, July 19th 2021 8:40 am
Terry Collins, La Crosse Lawyer

Boating violations carry penalties of anywhere from $20 up to $1,000 each. Common local violations include not having enough life jackets or a throwable life-saving device on board and overloading a boat. These violations can cost you, and you may be required to attend a boater’s safety course — which isn’t a bad idea for anyone hitting the water