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Jet Ski News New exclusion zones in Adelaide
« on: December 17, 2013, 07:07:30 PM »
New zone ensures jet skis, boats stay at least 200m from beach between Grange and River Torrens.
ALL boats and jet skis are now banned from going within 200m of the beach between Grange and the River Torrens, after the State Government approved a trial exclusion zone.

The zone comes into effect today after years of complaints from residents about some jet skis riders putting swimmers at risk by travelling too closely to them.

Boat and jet ski riders face a fine of between $105 and $705 if they come within the zone.

Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis said marine safety officers from his department would work with Charles Sturt Council to patrol the area.

"Vessels with propellers pose a danger that is often not considered by swimmers, as people don't see the propellers and tend not to think too much about the risks," Mr Koutsantonis said.

The council will be seeking feedback throughout the trial period which will run until March 31.

How do you feel about the exclusion zone? Comment below.

 Source: News Limited
« Last Edit: December 17, 2013, 07:08:49 PM by Jet Ski Club »
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Re: New exclusion zones in Adelaide
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 10:08:15 PM »
"Vessels with propellers pose a danger that is often not considered by swimmers, as people don't see the propellers and tend not to think too much about the risks,"

These political clowns are switched on aren't they, I would challenge that for someone to get cut by the prop of a jet ski!

Now I understand people complain...that's the world we live in, but really I doubt any vessel will get that close to the general public doing anymore than 5knt, it's plain common sense, if you aren't mentally capable of judging a safe speed and 30m distance from swimmers you shouldn't be in control of any vessel!

There's probably more near misses with people getting in the way of body boarder/surfers. But would you ever see that making headlines?

I could think of many ways to make a "system" work  so that everyone is happy and safe other than just Banning straight off the bat.

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