Next DRFA Meeting
Wednesday, May 26 - 7 pm
Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Rd, Bristol, PA
New Law requires boat operators to use cut off safety switch
Federal safety rule, which goes into effect April 1, 2021, applies to boats less than 26 feet operating at plane or above displacement speed. Engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators are part of the January 1, 2021, passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which included a U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization. These devices, commonly referred to as engine cutoff switches (ECOS) are designed to prevent a boat-strike injury if an operator is accidentally ejected overboard while underway.