Crossing a Road
When crossing a road on a snowmobile:
- Select a crossing point that offers good visibility in both directions.
- Before crossing, come to a complete stop on the shoulder of the road.
- Look both ways and yield to oncoming traffic.
- Drive forward slowly. A snowmobile is hard to handle on pavement.
- Drive straight across the road, not at an angle, to minimize the distance you need to travel.
Large snow banks often line both sides of the road.
- To drive down a bank:
- Use the posting position.
- Lean toward the top of the bank as you descend.
- Never attempt this if there’s oncoming traffic.
- To climb a bank, lean toward the bank and apply the throttle.
When traveling in a group, appoint a crossing guard who:
- Crosses the road first.
- Gets off his or her snowmobile.
- Watches for traffic traveling in both directions.
- Signals each operator to make sure that only one snowmobile at a time crosses the road. The operator follows the steps for crossing safely.