Being behind the wheel of a car is not the only way you can get in trouble for your driving.
If you are driving a boat there are a number of different offences and penalties you can face if you are alleged to have done the wrong thing, from speeding to driving under the influence of alcohol.
Marine and waterway offences are overseen by Roads and Maritime Services, which is part of the QLD Government.
If you have been charged with a maritime offence, it’s just as important to seek legal advice as if you had been charged with a traffic offence.
In many cases, the penalties can be severe and cost you hundreds or even thousands in fines.
Many of the same laws apply when you are behind the wheel of a boat as when you are driving a car.
Some of the most common marine and waterway offences include: