According to the calendar, it’s still autumn. But if you go by the temperature, the mercury indicates that winter has settled in here in Rochester.
If your winter activities include a love for snowmobiling, it’s important that you know (or learn) how to do so safely. Snowmobiling is a fun thing to do with family and friends, but it can also pose many dangers.
Below are some tips for safesnowmobiling that Rochester residents may employ this winter:
- Keep your snowmobile in good repair and always do a pre-ride check before setting out.
- Never drink and go snowmobile-riding, as that’s a recipe for tragedy.
- Only snowmobile within the limits of your own abilities and your snowmobile’s capabilities.
- Obey all state and local laws regarding snowmobiling.
- Be particularly carful if your snowmobiling route crosses roads. Cross only at traffic’s right angles.
- Gear up appropriately before each ride. This means warm coats, socks, boots, gloves and a visored helmet.
- Have a route planned and let friends or family know it, as well as your intended destination and arrival time.
- Respect all property rights of others and never snowmobile on posted land.
If you get into a collision with a negligent snowmobiler or another vehicle, your injuries could be severe and even life-threatening. You could face a long recuperation and many months of physical and occupational therapy.
In order to be able to afford the most comprehensive treatment and recovery plans, it may be necessary to file a claim for damages against any at-fault parties who may have caused or contributed to your accident and injuries.