The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests the following when riding a snowmobile:
- Travel on familiar, marked trails, and always travel with another person. That way, if there’s a breakdown or accident, you can help one another.
- Stay away from bodies of water, as it can very difficult to determine ice coverage and depth. Also, avoid riding when the weather is bad.
- Always pay attention to what’s up ahead, as things like rocks, trees or barbed-wire fencing can pop up quickly.
- Slow down when approaching the top of a hill. There may be a cliff, snow bank or some other hazard on the other side.
- Wear a helmet that meets current safety standards, and never use headphones or ear buds while riding.
- Use caution when riding at night, and wear reflective clothing to alert others of your presence.
- Never drink and drive when operating a snowmobile.
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