Snowmobilers are hitting the trails once again and the RCMP has some important safety tips to keep people safe. Always check the weather conditions before you leave, know your abilities and ride within your limits to stay in control of your snowmobile, and to always ride in groups and tell people where you are going.
You are also reminded not to ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol, to always wear protective clothing, and to avoid crossing bodies of water whenever possible.
If you do cross bodies of water be cautious of the ice thickness, never ride single file, and wear a life preserver over your outer clothing.
RCMP Officers are called to snowmobile accidents every year and this year they want everyone to ride safe while enjoying the outdoors.
Six Manitobans died in snowmobile collisions last year.