Quiz: Driving a snowmobile

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The youngest age for a person to drive a snowmobile in Ontario with the appropriate license is…?
12
14
10
16

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Snowmobiles must display validation stickers unless they are only being driven on the owner’s property or they are exempt as a resident of…?
Northern Ontario
Southern Ontario
Eastern Ontario
Western Ontario

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Riding your snowmobile over a frozen river or lake is…?
Always dangerous
Forbidden
Safe during the winter months
Easy for skilled riders

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A picture of a snowmobile inside a red circle with a red slash across it means…?
No snowmobiling
Speed limits on snowmobiling
Licensed snowmobile club members only
No snowmobilers under 16 permitted

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If your driver’s license is under suspension, you may drive a snowmobile…?
Under no circumstances
As long as you stay off the road
Only on approved trails
Only on private land

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You should fully check over your snowmobile…?
Before every trip
At least once a week
At least once a month
At the start of every season

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The laws on drink and drug driving that apply to vehicles on the public highway…?
Are exactly the same for snowmobiles
Do not apply for snowmobiles
Only apply to snowmobiles when on the public highway
Are more relaxed for snowmobiles

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Any snowmobile collision must be reported to the police if anyone is injured or property is damaged to a value of greater than…?
$400
$300
$800
$1000

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The speed limit for snowmobiles in public parks and exhibition grounds and on roads with a 50 km/h speed limit is…?
20 km/h
10 km/h
30 km/h
40 km/h

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The only place it is not a legal requirement for a snowmobile user to wear an approved helmet is…?
On their own property
On an approved trail
On the non-serviced portion of the highway
On any private property

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6 Snowmobile Safety Tips Every Beginner Needs to Know

Snowmobile is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Canada and North America. For the enthusiasts, the fun is now being started this season. With your snowmobile, you can explore the snowy trails, lakes, as well as the countryside. The memorable winter experience has also got lots of adrenaline rush. However, there are certain safety aspects related to snowmobiles that should never be compromised. The activity entails certain risks, which can be minimized by following safety precautions. Read the article and go through the information given below to know how you can use and drive your snowmobile carefully and get all the fun without any troubles.

  1. Choose Appropriate Gear

Your clothing is one of the most important factors that you should consider when snowmobiling. It is a cold-environment activity and therefore you should be warm and insulated from the cold temperatures when you do it. Some of the important gear for snowmobiling include helmets that cover your entire face, snow gloves, snow boots, the snowmobile suit, and a warm cap or hat. The polyester layers are warm and can reduce the moisture from the skin. Such fabrics should therefore be preferred when your snowmobile.

  1. Position Yourself Appropriately

You must position yourself appropriately while riding your snowmobile. There can be many different snowmobile positions that you should be aware of. For instance, you should be leaning forward a bit when you are ascending a track/hill. On the descents, you should not be breaking hard. The seasoned riders and the experts can provide you with certain tips on the positions that you will find handy.

  1. Focus and Attention

Snowmobile Safety Tips When doing a high-risk and outdoor activity like snowmobiling, you should be adequately attentive and should not lose your focus. While doing the activity, keep your eyes on your tracks and roads. You must look out for potholes, branches, animals, and other kinds of irregularities as well as debris. Such kinds of occurrences often cause an accident during snowmobile activities. Your attention and focus will ensure that you steer clear away from the troubles.

  1. Be Accompanied

Certain activities including snowmobiling should not be done alone. It is important that any of your acquaintances (for instance your family member or a friend) accompanies you and joins you in the activity. It will not only double your fun and improve your confidence, but also ensure that you have adequate support if a malfunction or an accident occurs. The snowmobile tours are also guided and you can choose to be in the company of an expert. A trained guide will certainly be a lot of help. Expert snowmobilers not only tell you how to snowmobile safely and in better ways but also that you stay away from accidents during the activity. In the guided tours, you will be fully briefed on the right procedures of driving and operation.

  1. Know the Weather

Weather conditions can change and therefore you should be aware of the weather changes. Fortunately, weather forecasts can be easily searched for the different regions of the world online and in other ways. Before you embark on a snowballing tour and activity, try to know more about the weather conditions and the forecasts for the region. You should be avoiding the heavy snowfalls and the chilly winds particularly.

  1. Follow the Marked Trails

Many of the snowmobile tracks have marked trails. When you do the activity, you should ensure that you are staying on these trails only. All the debris on the snowmobile tracks has its debris removed. They are also much smoother than other tracks. When you are on a marked trail while doing snowmobiling, you are following a safe path to ride. Also, the unmarked trails may move through private lands, which will be a kind of trespassing. When you are on the marked trails, it not only ensures that you are following a safe and risk-free path but also ensures that you are activity complies with the law.

Conclusion

The tips given above ensure that you have a safer and risk-free experience when your snowmobile. You should also not be mixing drinking (alcohol consumption) with your snowmobile activity as it will impair your judgment and cause a poor reaction time. Snowmobiling may have caused grave injuries that may also be like threatening. An expert tour provider and service for snowmobiling can help you stay away from the different kinds of troubles.