SOURCE: International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association

International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association

January 05, 2010 15:20 ET

GoSnowmobiling.org Recommends 10 Tips to Safe Snowmobiling

International Snowmobile Safety Week Is January 10-16, 2010

HASLETT, MI--(Marketwire - January 5, 2010) - Snowmobiling is a fun, exciting family activity enjoyed by over 4 million people across the United States and Canada. The activity is a safe, enjoyable form of recreation when practiced properly.

Contributing factors in snowmobiling accidents include drowning, unsafe operation, inattention, and operating under the influence of alcohol. Snowmobiling accidents can be prevented by following these 10 tips:

    1.  Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while you are snowmobiling
    2.  Operate at safe and reasonable speeds
    3.  Stay on trails and areas where snowmobiling is permitted
    4.  Avoid travel on unfamiliar frozen bodies of water
    5.  Use extra caution at night
    6.  Keep your snowmobile properly maintained
    7.  Listen to the weather forecast before snowmobiling
    8.  Always wear a helmet and proper clothing
    9.  Never ride alone, and let someone know where you are going and when
        you plan to return
    10. Carry emergency supplies and learn basic survival skills

International Snowmobile Safety Week is January 10-16, 2010. The purpose of this annual program is to expose people to safe snowmobiling practices and to demonstrate how operating safely can prevent mishaps. The manufacturers, along with the snowmobile community, are more involved than ever in making snowmobile safety a priority for all snowmobilers. The Safe Riders! You make snowmobiling safe™ safety campaign is supported worldwide by snowmobile enthusiasts. Over 80 percent of all snowmobilers recognize the Safe Riders! logo and understand the campaign position statements. Manufacturers invite snowmobilers to participate in International Snowmobile Safety Week, and to visit www.gosnowmobiling.org to find clubs or snowmobile-related businesses sponsoring safety events.

ISMA is an organization representing the four manufacturers of snowmobiles. ISMA's main function is to provide and encourage policies, programs and activities to improve the lifestyle activity of snowmobiling throughout the world. It maintains strong partnerships with the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO/CCOM) and the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA). For more information, visit www.snowmobile.org. International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, 1640 Haslett Road, Suite 170, Haslett, MI 48840.

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