Violations and Fines

1. Violations of Personal Watercraft Users
 
1
Driving a non- licensed personal watercraft or which license is expired
2
Driving the personal watercraft by users below (14) years of age without a specialized trainer or an escort over 18 years of age, or the personal watercraft’s engine is over 1200 c.c.
3
Using personal watercrafts in non- permitted places
4
Using personal watercrafts before sun rise or after sun set
5
Launching the personal watercraft in non designated areas
6
Failure to take precautions upon setting off and returning
7
Exceeding the permitted number of persons on the personal watercrafts
8
Failure to wear a life jacket
9
Failure to tie the switch key to the driver’s wrist, clothes thereof, or the life jacket
10
Failure to keep away from the beach at a distance of not less than (500 feet) towards the open sea while driving, and not exceeding one sea mile in length from the set off location
11
Using the personal watercraft in proximity to public places or those populated with beach visitors or disturbing them
12
Reckless driving
13
Non- compliance with the maritime navigation laws and endangering maritime vessels and facilities
14
Failure to affix numbers on the personal watercraft, or hiding or amending the same without referring back to the competent entity
15
Non- compliance with or evading orders of the security authority enforcement officers
16
Failure to report or deliver information regarding a collision accident
17
Damage of the personal watercraft registration certificate
 
Five hundred Dirhams imposed on the personal watercrafts users and renters for violating the provisions of the Law, the Executive Regulation thereof and other relevant decision issued by the Department of Transport. The penalty shall be doubled in repetition.
 
 
2. Violations of Personal Watercrafts Hire
 
1
Non- compliance with places permitted for hire activity
2
Hiring a non- licensed personal watercraft or which license is expired
3
Failure to provide a superintendant equipped with maritime rescue skills and a trainer specialized in personal watercrafts usage
4
Failure to abide by the required space of the shop
5
Failure to affix the advertisement sign of the commercial name as required
6
Failure to provide enough space for personal watercrafts
7
Failure to provide first aid and immediate rescue requisites
8
Using shop wholly or partially for residence
9
Failure to maintain cleanliness
10
Failure to provide a life boat for emergencies
11
Non-compliance with business hours permitted by the licensing entity
12
Refraining without a justification to present a copy of the commercial license and the personal watercrafts licensing documents or any other relevant documents
13
Failure to prepare and constantly maintain the necessary registers for staff, personal watercrafts and renters
14
Failure to provide the control, safety and first aid gadget and equipment in hire locations
15
Failure to oblige personal watercraft renter to wear a life jacket
16
Failure to provide the personal watercrafts users with the necessary information regarding usage and permitted or prohibited areas for usage
17
Failure to prepare a form with the conditions of personal watercrafts usage and oblige the renter to sign the same prior to receiving the personal watercraft
18
Failure to observe fuel storage conditions approved by the Department of Civil Defense
19
Failure to provide enough seats for users and install sunshades
20
Hiring the personal watercraft for persons below fourteen years of age without a specialized trainer or a superintendant over 18 years of age, or the personal watercraft’s engine is over 1200 c.c.
21
Hiring the personal watercraft for a person between the age of fourteen and seventeen without the attendance of the guardian
22
Hiring the personal watercraft to a person demonstrating incompetence to drive (Mental or physical disorders)
23
Failure to ensure renter’s command of swimming
24
Hiring a personal watercraft which insurance is expired
25
Hiring personal watercrafts that do not fulfill safety conditions or may endanger their users
 
One thousand Dirham imposed on the Establishments hiring personal watercrafts in violation of the provisions of the Law, the Executive Regulation thereof and other relevant decision issued by the Department of Transport. The penalty shall be doubled in repetition.