Mie J. Damgaard Snowmobile May 28th, 2018 - 15:48:48
Take extra care with children on board; go slow and take short trips. Keep children safe by always having another adult ride with you (2 adults 2 snowmobiles 1-2 children). The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under age 16 not operate snowmobiles and that children under age 6 never ride on snowmobiles. When children do ride make sure they are aware of snowmobile safety rules even for a quick trip around the property. Check the weather and trail reports before you go. Avoid riding on ice-covered lakes and rivers. Underwater currents and blankets of snow can both create and conceal thin ice. Stay on designated snowmobile trails and dont venture off.
The owners manual will provide a diagram of the snowmobiles engine and where to find all of its components. Is the engine stop switch pushed in the off position? The "Engine stop" switch is located on the snowmobiles control panel. Double check to make sure that the switch is not stuck in the off position.The "Engine stop" switch (if pushed down) will prevent the motor from starting. Is there gas left in the fuel tank since last winter? Next you must investigate the fuel tank. Gasoline can degrade over time. That can lead to a number of problems- hard starting rough running or no starting at all.
But keep in mind youre still of vital importance to the driver and the snowmobiles handling. After seating yourself behind the driver grab on to one of the rider holds: either the backrest bars the strap on the seat or of course the driver. Remain aware of the trail and upcoming turns. For best handling mirror the movements of the driver and lean when they lean. Anticipate bumps in the trail and use your legs for shock absorption. Finally abandon ship with the driver as its much safer to let the snowmobile stop on its own.
The throttle system balance or skis may have defects that cause the snowmobile to malfunction leading to an accident. If a defect in the snowmobile was the cause of your accident your attorney will have to undertake a product liability suit in which you file a lawsuit with the manufacturer of the snowmobile for your injuries. If the Property Owner was Responsible At times the property owner may be responsible for your accident due to negligence. For a landowner to be negligent they must have known about a hazard-such as a fallen tree or large rut-and been negligent in their duty to fix the hazard. If you were riding on state land your claim may be even more difficult. Most state and federal lands are exempt from liability in the case of injuries that occur on their property. A personal injury attorney will be able to help you determine if you are able to collect damages.