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58 Pa. Code § 103.5. Safe speed.

§ 103.5. Safe speed.

 (a)  Every boat shall proceed at a safe speed so that it can take proper and effective action to avoid collision and be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.

 (b)  In determining a safe speed, the following factors shall be among those taken into account:

   (1)  State of visibility.

   (2)  Traffic density, including concentrations of other boats.

   (3)  Weather conditions, currents and the proximity of navigational hazards.

   (4)  Maneuverability of the boat with special reference to stopping distance and turning ability.


   The provisions of this §  103.5 amended June 3, 1994, effective June 4, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 2795. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (180362).

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