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Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Do not consume alcohol or take drugs prior to or during your snowmobile trip. Doing so increases your chances of being injured or killed.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Slow down and don't cut to the inside of the trail corners—it's dangerous and illegal.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

If you snowmobile at night, don't override your lights.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Always use the buddy system. Never ride off alone or unaccompanied.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Whenever possible, avoid the ice. Drowning causes many snowmobile fatalities.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Wear sensible, protective clothing designed for snowmobiling.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Use a full-size helmet, goggles, or visor to prevent injuries from twigs, stones, ice chips, and flying debris.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Never wear any loose clothing which could get caught in moving parts of the snowmobile.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Know the terrain where you are going to ride. If it is unfamiliar to you, ask someone who has traveled over it before.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Know the weather forecast, especially the ice and snow conditions in the area.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Be sure your snowmobile is in top-notch mechanical condition at the beginning of the winter season and throughout the months of use.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Familiarize yourself with the snowmobile you are driving by reading in detail the manual accompanying the snowmobile.


Safety Code Rule for Snowmobilers

Do not pursue domestic or wild animals. No true sportsman would stoop to such conduct. If you see a violation of this rule, report it to the nearest law enforcement officer.