Basic Snowmobile Safety Code
Do not consume alcohol or take drugs prior to or during your snowmobile trip. Doing so increases your chances of being injured or killed.
Slow down, and stay to the right when meeting oncoming snowmobiles.
If you snowmobile at night, don't override your lights.
Always use the buddy system. Never ride off alone or unaccompanied.
When traveling across ice, always check conditions with local sources and avoid traveling at night.
Wear sensible, protective clothing designed for snowmobiling.
Use a full-size helmet, goggles, or face shield to prevent injuries from twigs, stones, ice chips, and flying debris.
Never wear any loose clothing which could get caught in moving parts of the snowmobile.
Stay on marked trails and routes. Many trails cross private property; cutting corners is trespassing.
Stay informed. Check the weather forecast, and carry a current snowmobile map.
Be sure your snowmobile is in top-notch mechanical condition at the beginning of the winter season and throughout the months of use.
Familiarize yourself with the snowmobile you are driving by reading the owner’s manual.
Know and obey all snowmobile regulations. Report unsafe and/or illegal operation to a law enforcement officer.