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Age for licence? 2 months 1 week ago #1

  • Zara
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I'd like to know at what age someone is allowed to get a licence to use a jet ski or a boat. Is there a minimum age, or is there some test that you have to take?

Age for licence? 2 months 2 days ago #2

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That is totally governed by the state you live in, so it is hard to answer this. Also, I do not think you need a license to drive a jet ski or a boat for that matter. At least where I live, all you need to do is make sure your boat is registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles.

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SuddenlySarah wrote:
That is totally governed by the state you live in, so it is hard to answer this. Also, I do not think you need a license to drive a jet ski or a boat for that matter. At least where I live, all you need to do is make sure your boat is registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles.

It's the same in the state where I live. I'm not sure what the rules are when it comes to small children; hopefully parents would have sense enough to make sure they're properly trained before letting them drive a boat. By the time I was in high school, my friends and I were always out in boats without a parent there.

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If all of this is true, I'm not going on or in the water where there are a lot of jet skis present, it sounds dangerous. To not have any licensed regulation governing the operation of these vehicles just begs for many accidents and possible deaths to occur, if those haven't happened already. I realize that licensing hasn't stemmed the abundance of motor vehicle accidents and deaths, but again, with drivers training and licensing, at least, I feel, a great many have been prevented.