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Snowmobile safety course

Postby arcticatman » May 14th, 2004, 9:45 am

Has anyone on here ever attended a snowmobile safety course? I have. No, they aren't just for kids, and they are important. If you're going to start saying "I already know how to ride a sled" forget it. It isn't about " learnin' to ride"! It's about riding safely and you'll learn alot of things you probably don't even know about. Did you know you can't leagly ride on the trails if you're under 18 if you don't have a safety course certificate, in most states? With the increase of police snowmobile trail blocks, it isn't fun to get stopped, just because you didn't take the course. Most courses are 8 hrs. and taught by your state park police or volunteers. It couldn't hurt to attend, could it? It's a great way to show that we are responsible with our sport and are concerned about being educated about it.
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Postby M10rules » May 14th, 2004, 10:21 am

I took one.....about 10-12 years ago....was about 13 years old.
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Postby RangerJason » May 14th, 2004, 11:46 am

i took myne like 3 years ago, one of the best things ive ever done
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Postby zr500 » May 14th, 2004, 12:01 pm

I also took one, about 5 years ago. Good refresher for what is taken for granted. My certificate was also good for 10% discount on insurance.
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Postby speednutt » May 14th, 2004, 1:20 pm

yes the training session is a great idea for everyone.

I am a certified snowmobile safety instuctor for the state of MN.

just becouse you have been on your dads skiroule since you were 4yrs old, you could still benifit from a course. If you were born after 1976 it is mandatory that you have a safety certificate to be able to legally drive snowmobiles anywhere other than your own private property in MN.

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Postby f7snopro19 » May 14th, 2004, 2:08 pm

I took one about 6 years ago.
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Postby skidoorider » May 14th, 2004, 3:24 pm

I am a certified safety instructor here in Wisconsin and I thoroughly enjoy helping teach our safety course each season. Each year, we have more adults taking the course along with the younger students. It is a good feeling to know that I can help to make the sport of snowmobiling safer by simply volunteering a few hours each year.

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Postby mikeman88 » May 14th, 2004, 4:03 pm

i want to take one this year but they are hard to find in michigan anfd i agree they do help a lot. and like what was above you can always learn something you didnt know.
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Postby arcticatman » May 14th, 2004, 4:44 pm

Mikeman88,

You can locate a safety course [url=http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_14824-36451--,00.htm]http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_14824-36451--,00.htm[/url] here
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Postby 01xcgirl » May 14th, 2004, 5:58 pm

I'm a certified instructor and this will be my 3rd year teaching the course. It's always full for the course, and seeing more girls, and adults taking it. I think it should be mandatory if you are registering a sled for the 1st time....get them acquinted w/ the rules and aspects of the sport...just my .02
Also, EVERYONE who rides one iota of a marked trail ( even if you don't ) should join a club somewhere.....
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