Snowmobiling While Intoxicated (SWI)
Vermont endorses zero tolerance for SWI offenses. Vermont’s legal limit of intoxication is:
- 0.08% blood alcohol concentration for an adult 21 or older or…
- 0.02% blood alcohol concentration for anyone under 21.
SWI carries the same penalties as driving while intoxicated (DWI).
A conviction can cost you your certificate to operate a snowmobile as well as your license to operate an automobile.
Vermont snowmobilers have a choice to make about drinking before venturing out on the trails. The IASA has developed a new Zero Alcohol Campaign. This program urges every snowmobiler to choose to be 100% alcohol-free prior to going snowmobiling and during any ride. This is a peer-to-peer recommendation among riders to ride responsibly and alcohol free—it’s the smart choice for safer snowmobiling.