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. A snowmobile high beam is effective for about 200 feet (60.96 meters). To avoid a collision, travel slower than 30 mph (48.3 km/h).
What should snowmobile operators keep in mind when riding at night in Minnesota?
Ensure your snowmobile is properly registered and insured. Ride at a safe speed and reduce speed at night, in reduced visibility, on the roadway and near resident areas. Obtain the landowner’s permission before riding on private lands. Never ride while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What should you do when riding at night or low light ATV conditions?
Slow down and watch for others at night or in low-light conditions. Be cautious on overcast days. Establish a point of reference when riding on large, open fields after dark. Estimating distances and directions may be difficult.
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.
Do you need a license to snowmobile MN?
Minnesota requires snowmobile certification by law for anyone born after December 31, 1976. Adult snowmobile safety certification is for snowmobile operators age 16 and over.
How should you shift your body weight when turning your snowmobile?
Lean into turns to gain more control while turning. Placing more body weight forward and into the turn puts more loading on the inside ski and keeps it down on the snow, giving it a better bite.
Which of the following is a safe practice when riding 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.
What type of terrain should you avoid for riding practice?
A critical skill in riding is the ability to assess the characteristics of the terrain where you’re riding. Follow these guidelines to avoid dangerous obstacles and hazards. Avoid dangerous terrain such as marshes, steep slopes, and mud.
Why is it a bad idea to carry a passenger on an ATV or snowmobile designed for only one rider?
Do not drive a passenger on an ATV. Although there are exceptions, most ATVs are designed for only one rider. When driving an ATV, the driver needs to be able to shift his weight to compensate for the terrain and riding conditions. If your ATV is designed to carry a passenger, never carry more than one person.
What factor S must be considered when adjusting the mirror on your snowmobile?
Adjust the mirror according to your height and sitting position. During a ride, you may need to adjust the mirror to reduce glare from lights behind you.
Which of these is a safe practice for crossing a road on your snowmobile?
Look both ways and yield to oncoming traffic. Drive forward slowly. A snowmobile is hard to handle on pavement. Drive straight across the road, not at an angle, to minimize the distance you need to travel.