Safety Equipment Violations

The following are the most frequent boating law violations compiled by the Michigan Marine Publications, based on interviews with experienced law enforcement officials.

  1. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs):
    • ┬áNot the proper types of PFDs on boats
    • No type IV (throwables) on boats over 16 feet
    • Insufficient number for passengers aboard
    • Not readily available or accessible
    • Not the proper size (especially for children
    • Not being worn by children 6 years and under
  2. Fire Extinguisher requirements not met:
    • None aboard
    • Not serviceable
    • Not the proper type