New Law Requires Young Boat Drivers to be Certified

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For many, the Memorial day weekend is the unofficial start of Summer. With that said, one of the most popular activities for Memorial Day Weekend is boating. Full Story
The TaxMan

Wingate, NC

#1 May 29, 2010
Bottom line this is a revenue generator for many to make money.
How did we come up with the age 26 ?, that seems a little extreme.

Thomasville, NC

#2 May 29, 2010
I am sorry but I do not think it is extreme. Personally I think everyone that operates a boat should have to take a course and pass a test. A boat can be just as dangerous as a car. Alot of people operating boats do not know the rules. Believe me, I lived at High Rock for 8 years and I have seen many over the age of 26 that should not have been allowed to operate a boat.
Davidson County commuter

Lexington, NC

#3 May 30, 2010
To drive a car, you have to pass a test on rules of the road, why shouldn't people be licensed to operate a boat? Water sports are a lot of fun, but you better know what you're doing out there. I say it's about time!

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