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    Snowmobile Safety Tips

    January 29, 2018  |  By:  Kevin Henderson

    Snowmobiling can be an exciting way to spend an afternoon on a frigid Ontario winter day. Whether you ride your snowmobile strictly for recreation, or enjoy long trail rides to remote destinations, the freedom offered is unparalleled.

    While snowmobiling can be fun, it can also be dangerous. According to the Ontario Provincial Police, 2017 saw more snowmobile accidents and fatalities than any year in recent memory. Snowmobile collisions can be particularly devastating because the rider is relatively unprotected.

    While the increase in snowmobile collisions is worrisome, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk when riding:

    – Always obey posted speed limits
    – Always wear protective equipment, including a helmet
    – Stay on the right hand side of the trail
    – Wear reflective clothing
    – Avoid riding on unfamiliar frozen lakes and rivers
    – Check ice conditions with a local snowmobile club before setting out

    If you are new to snowmobiling, consider taking a snowmobile safety course. It will help you learn safe riding techniques, and what to do in the case of an emergency.

    In the event that you are injured in a snowmobile collision, you and your family may be entitled to commence a lawsuit against a variety of parties. You may also have a claim for benefits from your automobile insurer. These claims are subject to strict timelines. Hiring a personal injury lawyer shortly after you are injured can help protect your rights and ensure you receive the maximum benefits the law allows.

    About the Author

    Kevin Henderson

    Kevin attended McMaster University for two years before being granted early admission to Osgoode Hall Law School, where he obtained his LL.B. in 2007. Kevin was called to the bar in 2008. Prior to...

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