Ermengardi Snowmobile June 01st, 2018 - 15:02:59
If you participate in the sort of snowmobiling you probably know that you need to take safety precautions like driving sober watching for other snow sport enthusiast watching for cars when you cross roads and wearing reflective gear and a helmet. And if you participate in another winter sport such as skiing or snowshoeing you need to be aware of snowmobilers in your proximity and wear reflective gear so that they can yield to you. But sometimes no matter how careful you are accidents do occur-often because of other negligent snowmobilers but sometimes too because of a default in the construction of your snowmobile or because of negligence on part of the land owner.
So you have seen a few snowmobilers racing and have decided that is what you would like to do as well? The lure of snow racing trail following and mountain climbing is calling to you stronger by the minute. You have been undecided that a snowmobile is what you must invest in next but are now wondering about making a decision to buy one. Suppose you have decided to get a cabin far from the maddening crowd and finally reach the place and get snowed in it is not going to make for a very nice holiday by being stranded miles away from civilization.
With over 20000 groomed snowmobile trails a favorite pastime for thousands of Minnesotans is snowmobiling. Keep in mind however that a snowmobile is only as safe as its driver. Before you jump on your sled and hit the trails give yourself a little refresher in snowmobile safety. Minnesota is a "Zero Alcohol" state. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while riding a snowmobile. Safety perception is altered after only one drink. Since over 70% of all fatal snowmobile accidents involve alcohol* staying sober can help you and others stay alive to enjoy another ride.
Snowmobiles are motorized vehicles capable of speeds high enough to cause serious injury or death in the event of an accident. As such snowmobile owners should not entrust their vehicles into the care of just anyone. If the rider has a history of reckless conduct excessive drinking or if the party riding the snowmobile is a minor a reasonable snowmobile owner would not permit them to operate the machine. If the owner does so he or she may be liable for negligently entrusting the snowmobile into the drivers care. Constructive Knowledge Liability Property owners may also share some liability in a snowmobile accident.