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Snowmobile Safety

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While some people prefer to hibernate all winter, snowmobilers can't wait to get out and have some fun. Here are a few tips to keep you safe during the winter season:

  • Know your machine safely before you hit the trails. Make sure you know the power and speed of your machine and how to operate it
  • Always wear an approved helmet
  • Take a cellphone and emergency kit with you in case you get lost or need help
  • Make sure you bring your licence, insurance and riding permit with you
  • Check the local weather forecast before heading out. You don't want to be stuck in bad weather
  • Obey all posted speed limits and slow down if riding at night
  • Use extreme caution when riding on frozen bodies of water. Thin patches, pressure cracks and hidden docks are all potentially life-threatening dangers
  • Know where you can ride and tell someone where you are headed and when you expect to be back