THIRTEEN FATAL SNOWMOBILE INCIDENTS IN PAST SIX WEEKS SEE NUMBERS MORE THAN DOUBLE TOLL FROM LAST SEASON
Same Driver Behaviours Behind Deaths
(ORILLIA, ON) – With fatal snowmobile incidents now more than double the number this time last season, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) are dismayed to see the same behaviours drive the numbers up at an alarming rate.
OPP and OFSC Urging Snowmobilers To Stop Taking Unnecessary Risks While Riding
(ORILLIA, ON) – Six recent snowmobile deaths have led the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) to strongly urge snowmobilers to stop taking unnecessary risks while riding.
The latest series of incidents brings to 13 the number of snowmobile fatalities this winter, compared to eight deaths at this point last season. While lack of snow was a factor in last winter’s lower numbers, the constant over the past two seasons are the causal factors leading to the deaths.
OPP and OFSC Kick Off Snowmobile Safety Week (Jan 21-29, 2017)
(BARRIE, ON) –The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reporting seven snowmobile fatalities since the start of the season, as they join the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) to kick off Ontario Snowmobile Safety Week.
With three of the seven victims dying as a result of their snowmobiles falling through the ice on waterways, the OPP and OFSC are reinforcing the importance of using OFSC trails as a safe way to enjoy this popular outdoor sport.
January 18, 2017- As a further demonstration of its commitment to snowmobile safety, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) has agreed to work together with POWERCASES to offer snowmobilers protection against sudden loss of battery power in remote locations.