Summer Series: What You Need To Know About Jet Skis

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Jet Skis, also known as Personal watercraft cause many injuries and even death through out the United States, and at many vacation resorts around the world. They are dangerous because they are designed for professional and experienced users, and yet so many people with little or no experience are encouraged to use and operate them at their peril. Frequently, these users, on vacation at a resort hop onto a jet ski with little or even no instruction, or warnings. This can occur when a young man or women sitting on a beach offers the user their first opportunity to operate a Jet Ski. The design of Jet Skis are counterintuitive, and a person’s common sense of how it ought to operate is what leads to serious injuries and death. Jet Skis require sufficient distances and time to completely stop the vehicle. In addition, accelerating the Jet Ski permits easier steering of the vehicle. Users get into trouble when they naturally slow down and try to make a quick turn to avoid an accident. Despite their dangers, manufacturers of Jet Skis continue to increase the horsepower of their vehicles, and increase the likelihood of serious injury and death to innocent users. Manufacturers and resort operators are frequently more knowledgeable and in a better position to protect users from these obvious and known dangers of serious injury and death.

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