For your personal safety and that of your passenger, it’s imperative that you know and understand all of the information available on this site and Ontario’s Motorized Snow Vehicles Act prior to operating a snowmobile or accessing a recreational OFSC Prescribed Trail. When accessing a recreational OFSC Prescribed Trail, you accept an assumption of risk and the conditions of release and waiver of liability.

The Safe Riders! Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program provides basic essentials about snowmobile safety and includes short quizzes to help you test your knowledge about safe snowmobiling practices.

Safe Riders ISMAThis Program has been produced through a partnership between the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA), the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (IASA), and the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) with financial assistance from the Recreational Trails Program administered by the US Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Safe Riders! Course

Section 1: Be Prepared for Your Ride

Section 2: Key Snowmobile Parts

  • Handlebar Controls
  • Console Area
  • Under the Hood
  • Skis
  • Lights
  • Track
  • Other Key Parts
  • Fluids

Section 3: Riding Tips

  • Starting Your Machine
  • Riding Positions
  • Hand Signals
  • Trail Signs
  • Riding in a Group
  • Riding with Passengers
  • Never Ride Alone
  • Getting Unstuck
  • Night Riding
  • Towing
  • Varying Snow Conditions
  • Rider Responsibilities
  • Etiquette for Encountering Trail Grooming Equipment

Section 4: Surviving Emergencies

  • Becoming Stranded
  • Keeping Warm
  • Injuries

Section 5: Dangers to Avoid

  • Impaired Operation
  • Speed and Careless Operation
  • Roadways and Railroads
  • Ice

Take The Test

You’ve read all the chapters, studied the laws and rules of safe snowmobiling. Learned all parts of your snowmobile and the best practices to ensure a safe ride. Think you are ready to test your snowmobiling safety knowledge? Put your knowledge to the test in the Safe Riders Snowmobile Safety Awareness test!

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