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Rider Basics

WHAT CAUSES SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENTS?

Like with any sport snowmobiling has its risks, and accidents have been known to happen. But unlike other sports, when you’re riding a heavy machine that moves quickly, we’re probably talking about worse injuries than a sprained ankle or a football to the face. Think about it - there’s a heavy machine involved, the frozen terrain is gnarly and the location is often remote. So without question, safety is the most important thing for riders to keep in mind.

Consider this your official ‘What NOT TO DO list’:

  • Drunk driving.
  • Improper (or missing) safety equipment.
  • Operating on unfamiliar or dangerous terrain.
  • Riding alone.
  • Children driving machines that are too big for them.
  • Riding on paved/public roads.v
  • Overestimating driver capability.
  • Attempting risky manoeuvres.
  • Overestimating machine capability.
  • Tampering with manufacturer-installed parts.
  • Disobeying state laws and ordinances.

 

RIDER SAFETY TIP: SIZE MATTERS

Make sure the sled isn’t too large, or too small for you. Your knees shouldn’t touch the handlebars while you’re riding, and both of your feet should be able to sit flat on the runners when your bum is seated.

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Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
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