Pittsburg Ridge Runners – Northern NH Snowmobile Club
Laws & Rules: Snowmobiles: ATV & Snowmobile: Maine …
Road Speed Limit of 50 km/h = Snowmobile Speed Limit of 20 km/h
Road Speed Limit Greater than 50 km/h = Snowmobile Speed Limit of 50 km/h
Speed Limit for Snowmobiles off Highway = 50 km/h
Snowmobiling State Laws and Rules-American Council …
Make It A Safe Ride…
Obey speed limits and road/trail signs and always drive within your ability. Reduce your speed when driving at night and watch out for fences, guide wires and other objects that are more difficult to spot at night.
Avoid driving on frozen lakes and rivers. If it can’t be avoided, check ice conditions beforehand. Wear a buoyant snowmobile suit. Carry ice picks and make sure they are accessible.
Tell someone of your outing; including where you are going, the route, description of your snowmobile and your expected time of return.
Never travel alone – always with a friend. Always be prepared for the unexpected.
Exercise caution at road and rail crossings.
Never drive impaired. Alcohol, illegal drugs, even prescription and some over-the-counter drugs can slow your reaction time and affect your ability to make good decisions. If convicted of impaired driving on a snowmobile, you will lose your driving privileges for all types of vehicles, including motor vehicles, commercial vehicles and motorcycles.
Use appropriate hand signals when driving with others before stopping, slowing down or turning. Exercise caution on corners and hills, and always remain on the right-hand side of the trail.
Never ride on private property without permission of the land owner.
Dress appropriately. Wear clothing in layers and always carry extra dry clothing with you.
Carry a survival kit that includes: first aid kit; trail map and compass; matches or lighter in waterproof container; knife, saw or axe; flashlight and whistle; high energy food such as nuts or granola bars; and a mechanical kit that includes: spare spark plug and drive belt; tow rope; extra ignition key; screwdriver, wrenches and hammer; plus the owner’s manual.
Check the weather forecast before heading out. Contact the local snowmobile club to find out current trail and ice conditions.