Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week Set for January 20-28, 2018

DNR News Release

Snowmobile safety awareness week set for Jan. 20-28

January 16, 2018

Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Jan. 20-28 as Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week in Minnesota.

This an opportunity for the Department of Natural Resources, volunteer safety instructors, the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MNUSA) and its 250 member snowmobile clubs to join together to recognize the importance of safe, responsible snowmobiling.

“It’s a fun and exciting activity, but snowmobilers should always remember to make safety a top priority,” said Conservation Officer Bruce Lawrence, DNR recreational vehicle coordinator. “They should also always use common sense and keep a clear head when riding.”

Here are some other key safety points:

  • Snowmobiling and alcohol don’t mix – don’t drink and ride.
  • Smart riders are safe riders – take a snowmobile safety training course.
  • Always wear a helmet and adequate clothing.
  • When night riding slow down – expect the unexpected.
  • Know before the ride – always check local trail and ice conditions.
  • Cross with care.
  • Know risks and be prepared – make every trip a round trip.
  • One is the loneliest number – never ride alone.
  • Ride safe, stay on the trail – respect private property.

To legally ride a snowmobile in Minnesota, residents born after Dec. 31, 1976 need a valid snowmobile safety certificate. Options for both classroom and online classes can be found at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/vehicle/snowmobi...

People can find Minnesota snowmobiling events and activities on the MNUSA webpage: https://mnsnowmobiler.org/get-involved/mnusa/event....

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