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State Legislature Issues New Requirements For Jet Ski Riders

Posted June 22, 2005 6:49 a.m. EDT

— Before you hop on the jet ski, there are some new rules you need to follow.

The General Assembly passed a law, raising the minimum driver's age to 14. They must also pass a safety course.

Statewide statistics show young drivers account for nearly half of all personal watercraft accidents. Eighty-three percent had no training.

Gov. Mike Easley still has to sign the bill.