06-01-2013, 07:41 PM #1
Anyone know Illinois laws regarding age requirements for a passenger?
My 13 year old son has his boating education card so he can legally drive a pwc by himself in Illinois. Can he legally have a passenger though? I don't see anything specifically about this anywhere.
My question is specifically about what the law is, not what anyone thinks about the idea. Nothing personal, I just don't want the post to get sidetracked.
Son has a girlfriend he wants to ride with.
Thanks in advance!
06-01-2013, 07:51 PM #2
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Crest Hill, IL
06-01-2013, 09:45 PM #3
06-02-2013, 08:15 PM #4
Thanks guys. Not that it matters anytime soon, at this rate were not getting in the water til August anyways.
06-02-2013, 08:32 PM #5
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
- Sparrows Point, MD (near the Key Bridge)
wow person under 16 can operate a jetski in IL. Here in MD you need to be over 16 and have a boaters registration card.
06-02-2013, 08:56 PM #6
The can operate them at 10 with an adult on board.
But yes, a 12 year old can take your FX SHO to 70 mph here by themselves...legally. Scary ain't it?
06-02-2013, 08:59 PM #7
BTW, were talking about cruising around at 25-30 max with Dad right there to supervise. I know things can still happen but I didn't want to give anyone the impression were letting him loose on the GPR and flying across the lake at 65.
06-06-2013, 02:10 PM #8
I contacted Illinois DNR, there are no restrictions on passengers.
06-06-2013, 02:14 PM #9
06-06-2013, 02:43 PM #10
The topic is regarding a 13 year old having a passenger. Nothing to do with towing.
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