Tubing is a popular water activity in Texas, but it can be dangerous if not done safely. To ensure that everyone is safe while tubing in the Lone Star State, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have issued guidelines to ensure that boaters stay safe when towing passengers in inflatable tubes. Anyone who is towed by a Personal Watercraft (PWC) must wear a life jacket. Canoes and kayaks that measure more than 16 feet are exempt from the requirement to carry an additional Type IV throwing device.
In addition, anyone born in Texas after September 1, 1993 must have a Texas Boater Education Card to drive a boat or operate a personal boat. The commission has warned that air tubes, towables or inflatable tubes can cause accidents if not used properly. Passengers traveling in tubes can crash into docks, channel markers or other vessels. To prevent such accidents, boaters should be aware of their surroundings and follow the safety regulations set by the state of Texas. To ensure that everyone is safe while tubing in Texas, it is important to follow the guidelines set by the state.
Boaters should always wear life jackets and be aware of their surroundings. Additionally, anyone born after September 1, 1993 must have a Texas Boater Education Card to operate a boat or personal watercraft. It is also important to remember that tubing can be a fun activity for all ages, but it is important to take safety precautions when participating in this activity. By following the guidelines set by the state of Texas, boaters can ensure that they are tubing safely and responsibly.