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Pennsylvania may raise age limit for PWC riders

Another state is considering raising the minimum age for personal watercraft operation to 16.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is gathering public comment and opinion before meeting in January to decide whether or not to raise the minimum operating age requirement.

Commission spokesman Dan Tredinnick told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette approval is likely, citing the trend among other states and pressure from the PWC industry, which long has advocated a 16-year-old age minimum.