Over the Christmas break, some family friends of ours had their snowmobiles stolen right off their flatbed trailer. It was on relatively well lit street, the snowmobiles were tied down and didn't have the keys in them, and they weren't in a seedy area where you might expect something like this. Despite all of this, they still had their snowmobiles stolen in the early hours of boxing day.
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Snowmobiles are a fun and exciting way to get out of the house during the cold winter months, but it's important to make sure that you're being safe and acting within the confines of the law. If you're one of the thousands of Albertans own and operate snowmobiles every year, it's important to make sure you have the right coverage for your sled.
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Snowmobiling is a thrilling yet risky way to enjoy the great outdoors. Before you turn on the engine, it is wise to learn how to properly operate the mechanical controls and safety devices of the vehicle. It is also important to read the owner’s manual and take a safety course. Don’t let an accident or injury ruin your day – keep your rides scenic and safe with the following safety recommendations.
Safety Training is Available
Inexperienced riders are much more likely to be involved in serious snowmobiling accidents than their seasoned counterparts. Therefore, you should contact your province’s Ministry of Natural Resources for more information on available safety courses for both adults and young riders. In most provinces, they are mandatory for extremely young riders (ages 10 to 15) if they intend to ride off their parents’ property.