I asked our local officer and he said they had to start somewhere. When a person is charged with BUI they typically lose thier boating priviledges for a year. The problem was how to inforce locally and out of state... so they picked an age and started. Now if you fall in that date range they can pull the permit and track it both in state and out of state. Thus keeping BUI people from operating a boat....oh yea the safety thing is great also.
Dream like you are going to live forever, Live like you are going to die tomorrow...James Dean