Learn to be safe on trails or just driving!!
Why is snowmobile safety so important?
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Some facts about snowmobiling.
-Nearly 40% of reported snowmobile deaths resulted from collisions with trees, wires, bridges and other vehicles.
-55% of all snowmobile crashes involve alcohol.
-Many snowmobile crashes are from drowning.
-The majority of snowmobile crashes are between 8 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Some snowmobile crashes
Ways to prevent a crash
-Always ride with a buddy
-If you're sled has any issues always address them right away
-Never ride on deep soft snow
-Make sure to be near a trail or where people can see you
-Follow the rules of the trail (ie. let faster people pass, go a certain speed, observe signs, etc)
-Lastly, just use common sense when riding!
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