Section 1547.131 | Duty to stop or give way upon approach of law enforcement vessel.
Upon the approach of a law enforcement vessel with at least one flashing, rotating, or oscillating light of a color conforming with the requirements of federal law, the operator of any vessel shall stop if followed or give way in any crossing, head-on, or overtaking situation and shall remain in that position until the law enforcement vessel has passed, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. If traffic conditions warrant, a siren or other sound producing device also may be operated as an additional signaling device. This section does not relieve the operator of any law enforcement vessel from the duty to operate with due regard for the safety of all persons and property on the waters in this state.
No person shall operate or permit to be operated any vessel on the waters in this state in violation of this section.
Available Versions of this Section
- March 18, 1999 – Senate Bill 187, 122nd General Assembly [ View March 18, 1999 Version ]