Florida boaters will soon face two laws requiring the use of emergency kill switches while underway. The first law passed by the Federal Government will take effect on April 1st of this year. The other is a proposed Florida law that takes effect on July 1st (if passed). Here are all the specifics.
WHAT IS A KILL SWITCH?
An emergency kill switch, also know as an emergency cut off switch, is a lanyard that the operator of a boat wears or attaches to himself/herself so the motor will shut off if they are thrown overboard. They can also be wireless. Kill switches are very common on most...