Does fatigue affect snowmobile Ed?
Long periods of riding combined with motion, wind, engine noise, and vibration cause fatigue. Fatigue can lead to accidents because it impairs judgment and slows reaction time.
What lights must a snowmobile be equipped with before you can operate it?
Your snowmobile must have the following equipment: At least one white headlight and one red taillight that are lighted at all times while the snowmobile is being operated. The lights must be visible from a distance of 500 feet between sunset and sunrise.
What type of terrain increases the risk of a snowmobiling accident?
The rougher the terrain—particularly unfamiliar terrain—the greater the chance of accidents. Climate extremes also increase the risk factor. In remote areas, there’s always the possibility of getting lost.
When riding in a group Riders must adjust their speed and distance between machines speed and distance should be suitable for which riders in the group?
Riders must adjust their speed and the distance between machines to accommodate the lowest level of riding experience, physical ability, and machine performance. Less experienced riders, or those with less reliable machines, should never ride last. The least experienced riders should ride immediately behind the leader.
Is it safe to snowmobile at night?
Accidents that occur at night usually involve snowmobiles running into stationary objects, such as trees, that come into view unexpectedly. Drive slowly so that you have time to recognize danger and react. Never “overdrive your headlight.” Make sure you can stop within the length of your headlight beam.
How common are snowmobile accidents?
Snowmobile accidents result in nearly 200 deaths and 14,000 injuries each year.
What characteristics of OHV featuring increases your chance of having an accident?
Environment characteristics also increase the chance of accidents: Rough terrain. Climate extremes. Remoteness.
What is a possible result if you rub an area affected by frostbite?
Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation. If you have frostbite, the skin in that area may turn white or grayish-yellow. It may feel firm or waxy when you touch it. The area will also feel numb.