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Old 12-29-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default Kayak Legislation

I read in todayís NH Sunday News that there are two bills in the works related to kayaks. Kayak fees are on the docket as are required visibility flags.

I do not support fees as I donít see how it can be administered or enforced. That would add another responsibility to law enforcement and they already have plenty on their plates. And we would need a way for people to easily get a sticker. I think the $10 fee could be used up with administration and enforcement leaving little or nothing for safety and ramp improvement.

As for visibility flags Iím not sure. I have bright orange kayaks and wear an orange PFD and I have had a few close calls. Is a small flag going to help? Probably not if a boater is distracted. But there are a lot of dark kayaks on the lake and a flag may help in those cases.
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