by Nicholas Wenninger and Kieran Dantoin
What is snowmobile safety?
Why snowmobiling is dangerous.
-Over 100,000 full time jobs are generated by the snowmobile industry in North America. Those jobs are involved in manufacturing, dealerships and tourism related businesses
-There are over 225,000 miles of groomed and marked snowmobile trails in North America that have been developed by volunteer clubs working with local government and private land owners.
-Approximately 80% of snowmobilers use their snowmobile for trail riding and touring on marked and groomed trails. 20% of snowmobilers use their snowmobile for work, ice fishing and transportation.
-The average snowmobiler rides their snowmobile 920 miles (1481 km) per year in North America.
How to prevent crashes and inguries on snowmobiles.
- drive at safe speeds
- follow the rules and regulations