Snowmobile Safety Tips

At Duluth Lawn & Sport, we are concerned about the safety of our fellow riders. Whether you are an experienced racer or just starting out, these safety tips will help keep you safe on your snowmobile.

  • Read and understand the owner's manual.
  • Always wear a helmet, eye protection, insulated boots and protective clothing. Wear layers of water-repellent clothing and make sure you have no loose ends that might catch in the machine or tangle in equipment.
  • Keep headlights and taillights on at all times.
  • Never drink alcohol and ride.
  • Drive at moderate speeds, and drive defensively, especially after sunset.
  • Bring a first-aid kit with a flashlight, knife, compass, map and waterproof matches.
  • Be careful crossing lakes, streams and rivers if you aren't sure of the ice thickness or water currents. Never ride as group in a single-file line when crossing frozen bodies of water.
  • Stay on marked trails or, where allowed, on the right shoulder of the road.
  • Be alert for fences, tree stumps and stretched wire that may be concealed by snow.
  • Avoid traveling alone. If you must travel alone, tell someone your destination, planned route and when you will return.
  • Keep your machine in good mechanical condition.
  • When approaching an intersection, come to a complete stop, raise off the seat and look for traffic.
  • Check the weather conditions before you depart.