Cpl. Ivan PerezState Marine SpecialistMichigan Dept. of Natural Resources, Law DivisionDNR LED Recreational Safety, Education, and Enforcement Section
(625 ILCS 45/4-11)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 314-11)
Engine cut-off switch.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Engine cut-off switch link" means the lanyard or wireless cut-off device used to attach the motorboat operator to the engine cut-off switch installed on the motorboat.
"Engine cut-off switch" means an operational emergency cut-off engine stop switch installed on a motorboat that attaches to a motorboat operator by an engine cut-off switch link.
(b) No person may operate any motor boat, including personal watercraft or specialty prop-craft, equipped with an engine cut-off switch while the engine is running and the motorboat is underway without verifying that the engine cut-off switch is operational and fully-functional and:
(1) the engine cut-off switch link is properly
attached to his or her person, clothing or worn PFD, as appropriate for the specific vessel; or
(2) activating the wireless cut-off system.
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