Snowmobiling Safety Tips

February 6, 2014 at 9:59 AM | Posted in Safety Tips, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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This is the time of year when frequent snowfalls leave fresh powdered trails perfect for snowmobiling.  Snowmobiling is a lot of fun and you are wise to use a combination of caution and common sense at all times to stay safe on the trails. The following tips can help keep you safe:

  • Be aware. Know the regulations for the area you will be riding in and be aware of conditions. Check weather forecasts before heading out. Keep your speed in line with the conditions and your level of expertise. Slow down in hazardous areas such as around water or in the mountains at night.
  • Be prepared. Have a first aid kit available. Include survival items such as a knife, flairs, flashlight, compass, and a fire starting kit.
  • Dress properly. Make sure your helmet is safety certified. Wear warm gloves and wind/waterproof outer layers.
  • Don’t go alone. It is more fun to be with friends and always best to ride with someone in case something happens.
  • Learn and use the proper signals to communicate with other drivers.
  • Keep your sled properly maintained and always make sure everything is working properly before taking it out.

Never drink and drive. Alcohol will not keep you warm – It will actually increase your risk of hypothermia.

Before you put your snowmobile to use, call Protector Group to make sure you have the proper insurance coverage to protect you, other riders, and your sled from an unexpected loss.

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