Snowmobile Safety

Learn to be safe on trails or just driving!!

Why is snowmobile safety so important?

In this poster we will explain why snowmobile safety is so important. If you are ever trail riding and your sled loses control what do you do? this will explain. This will also explain some things that you can do so you don't crash or harm yourself.

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Some facts about snowmobiling.

-Each year over 100 people die riding snowmobiles and 13,400 hospital emergency room patients are treated for injuries involving snowmobiles.

-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

-Make sure to always wear safety gear. (ie. shovel, helmet, jacket, etc)

-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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Snowmobiling can be a great way to relax and have fun with friends just that you have to be smart about it. Listen to any weather reports before hand. You wouldn't want to get caught up in a blizzard. Second, always have some way to get out of a bad situation. You can bring a friend, use a flare gun, or even something as simple as bringing a cell phone. Lastly, just ride on places that are marked or property you belong to. If you ride in another persons yard without their consent, you could go to jail for trespassing. Once again, snowmobile is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy nature, but always be prepared.
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