There’s not anything that can ruin a potentially fun snowmobile excursion more than a sudden emergency or accident. Taking the right measures and precautions to be secure will make your trip memorable for all the right reasons. Here are some wonderful safety tips to bear in mind.
Steer clear of alcohol while on the road. Alcohol will slow your response times down and will impair your judgement. Not something you need when going 50+ mph down a narrow trail with trees all around you.
Slow down. It’s extremely simple on the powerful machines to get up to speeds that there’s not any way you could stop if something unexpected occurs. Stick to posted speed limits and you ought to have nothing to be worried about.
Dress appropriately. Under dressing will make your day miserable and the riders you’re with unhappy, as you must keep making stops to heat up. Should you dress right for the days temps you should have no trouble staying out for hours at a time. Dress in layers so it’s not difficult to shed clothing if you do get too hot.
Bring a great first aid kit. In addition to the typical first aid provides your kit should include compass, knife, flashlight, map and waterproof matches.
It’s always tempting to drift off the paths and research, but if you’re not familiar with the area, you can wind up in trouble real fast.