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jet ski

A motorised personal watercraft in which one or two people ride on the water in much the same way as one rides a motorcycle. Jet skis are widely regarded as the most dangerous of all water craft due to a combination of factors:
(1) Top speeds of nearly 160 kph/100 mph and relative lack of protection should a rider fall off the vehicle at high speeds, resulting in injuries:
• Head, chest, abdominal, soft tissue, and spinal cord trauma with paralysis.
• Lacerations, broken bones, burns, disfigurement.
• Hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning, death.
(2) High-pressure water jet propulsion; a rider not wearing a thick layer of protective neoprene who falls into the jet’s path risks injuries to the anal sphincter and/or vagina with permanent soft tissue damage or death.
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[beaucoup moins que]Il s'agit de mesures fixant la zone limite autorisee pour les conducteurs de jet-ski qui est de 300 metres, des zones de baignade et le renforcement des patrouilles sur les cotes pour surveiller les jet-skis et eviter d'eventuels accidents[beaucoup plus grand que], assure notre interlocuteur.
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