(625 ILCS 45/6-2) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 316-2)
    Sec. 6-2. Operator's responsibility. The operator of a watercraft is liable for any injury or damage occasioned by the negligent operation of such watercraft, whether such negligence consists of a violation of the provisions of the Statutes of this State, or in the failure to observe such ordinary care in such operation as the rules of the common law require.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)