Ermengardi Snowmobile June 02nd, 2018 - 11:57:50
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.
Gasoline has highly volatile components that tend to evaporate over time. The less volatile components in the fuel cause the gasoline to burn less effectively. The result is poor engine performance. In other words your engine may still start and run but it probably wont run as well. Not only will the gasoline degrade over time but when a snowmobile sits for long periods of time without a protective snowmobile cover water and condensation can enter the gas tank. Water of course does not work too well as a fuel in the internal combustion engine of a snowmobile.
Snowmobile drivers do not need a drivers license. However you must be 14 years or older to be eligible. It is also recommended that passengers be at least 10 years old and able to hold on firmly. Here are some more tips to prepare for your Whistler snowmobiling tour. What to wear Theres nothing worse than being cold and clammy. For this reason avoid cottons and sweat shirts that retain moisture and invite the possibility of hypothermia. Instead try polypropylene garments and thermal under layers that release moisture and retain body heat.
If A Driver Is Responsible If you are involved in a snowmobile accident with another snowmobiler you will want to call a law enforcement officer or patrol officers. A law enforcement officer can write an official accident report that will determine the speeds of the snowmobiles and if either driver was negligent or impaired at the time of the accident. Speed and alcohol or drug impairment are two major factors in snowmobile accidents and their documentation can help you gain the compensation you deserve. If The Snowmobile was Responsible Sometimes accidents occur because a snowmobile was not properly designed.