New NC Boating Laws

Attention NC Boaters

A new law has been passed in North Carolina that requires all boaters approaching within 100 feet of a law enforcement vessel displaying flashing blue lights to slow down to a no-wake speed and use caution in passing. If you are in a narrow channel, the distance becomes 50 feet of a law enforcement vessel. All violators are subject to fines up to $250, along with the set court costs. This ‘move over’ law is similar to that which is applied on highways, requiring motorists to move into a lane away from law enforcement or emergency vehicles.