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'Move-Over' Law in Effect for Boaters

Posted May 28, 2007 12:30 p.m. EDT

A new law is in effect for this year's boating season.

The law requires boaters to avoid stopped officers on the water just like vehicles are required to do on the highways.

Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said it can be dangerous when a boat wake hits a police boat that has stopped next to another boat.

The new law requires that boaters slow to no-wake speed if they are within 100 feet of a police boat with its blue lights on. Boaters who violate the law face a $250 fine.