Mie J. Damgaard Snowmobile May 26th, 2018 - 17:07:17
With over 20000 groomed snowmobile trails a favorite pastime for thousands of Minnesotans is snowmobiling. Keep in mind however that a snowmobile is only as safe as its driver. Before you jump on your sled and hit the trails give yourself a little refresher in snowmobile safety. Minnesota is a "Zero Alcohol" state. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while riding a snowmobile. Safety perception is altered after only one drink. Since over 70% of all fatal snowmobile accidents involve alcohol* staying sober can help you and others stay alive to enjoy another ride.
Gasoline has highly volatile components that tend to evaporate over time. The less volatile components in the fuel cause the gasoline to burn less effectively. The result is poor engine performance. In other words your engine may still start and run but it probably wont run as well. Not only will the gasoline degrade over time but when a snowmobile sits for long periods of time without a protective snowmobile cover water and condensation can enter the gas tank. Water of course does not work too well as a fuel in the internal combustion engine of a snowmobile.
Remember you will be driving this machine in an area where your nearest neighbour will not be in line of sight and you should not try and be stingy while picking up a snowmobile. Naturally the manufacturing companies also add a few cosmetic changes in the basic design of the snowmobiles to gain an added advantage and you should not get taken in be seat covers when the machines engine might have a problem. Make sure that you do your research and insist on a trial run in the snowmobile if possible before making the down payment.
If anyone is injured in a snowmobile accident the damages involved will likely be above the statutory maximum for small claims court. As a result plaintiffs injured in a snowmobile accident in which they were not at fault should seek legal representation as soon as possible. Medical bills can add up quickly and the injured party may be entitled to compensation. An experienced attorney can help guide injured plaintiffs through the litigation and ensure that all their rights are respected.