HERE ARE SOME SAFETY TIPS FOR SNOWMOBILING:
Always Practice Winter Safety.
Carry a first aid kit and an emergency survival kit.
Ensure that children wear a helmet - Parents should too. Most places have laws with respect to helmets on snowmobiles. See Helmet Safety
Maintain control and never go too fast.
Leave an itinerary with someone so they know where you are going and when you are expected back.
Keep a trail map with you and know where you are. Stay on marked trails.
Be aware of the snow conditions and avalanche warnings.
Make sure the equipment is well maintained and appropriate for the age and ability of the user.
Courses are available to learn safe operating procedures for snowmobiles.
The American Academy of Pediatrics ("AAP") recommends that children under 16 years of age should not operate a snowmobiles as adolescents and children may not have the strength and skill to operate them safely. Children should always be supervised by an Adult when using snowmobiles.
The AAP also recommends that children under 6 are not strong enough to be transported safely on snowmobiles. NEVER CARRY MORE THAN ONE PASSENGER.
Snowmobilers can suffer hearing loss from excess engine noise. Limit children's exposure to this noise.
Ensure children do not touch hot surfaces on machines and keep away from gasoline and other chemicals.
Never take children on lakes and rivers. Watch for hazards such as tree stumps, fences, and crossing other trails. Proceed at a safe speed and use caution on unfamiliar trails.
Consider pagers and a cell phone (keep them inside your jacket so the battery is kept warm).
Snowmobiles should not be used to tow a tie, tub, sled or saucer. Only specifically designed tow carts should be used.
Never Snowmobile alone.
Consider carrying a cell phone in case of emergency. Keep it inside your coat so it remains warm and the battery doesn't drain from the cold.
Avoid scarves, loose clothing and tie up long hair that can get caught on trees or in equipment.
Ensure Children are well away when loading and unloading machines.