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Boat Creating a Wake

Oklahoma law designates the following dangerous operating practices as illegal.

Improper Speed or Distance is not maintaining a proper speed or distance while operating a vessel or while towing a person on water skis or any similar device. The following operations are illegal:

  • Operating, or giving permission to operate, a vessel at speeds greater than are reasonable or proper given the existing waterway traffic, persons in the water, and weather conditions
  • Exceeding any posted speed limits
  • Operating, or giving permission to operate, a vessel at greater than “slow, no wake speed” or “idle speed” in a posted “no wake” zone
  • Operating, or giving permission to operate, a vessel at greater than “slow, no wake speed” or “idle speed” within 150 feet of any boat ramp, a dock or pier, or an anchored or moored vessel
  • Operating a vessel on public waters at a speed greater than 10 miles per hour while within 50 feet of another vessel
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