Speed and Alcohol Remain Biggest Factors in Snowmobile Deaths
A spike in snowmobile-related deaths in Ontario is prompting the OFSC to remind riders to stay off closed trails and adjust your speed according to trail and weather conditions.
The OPP admitted in late February that snowmobile-related deaths were on pace to reach an 11-year-high.
There have been even been deaths and serious injuries reported in Renfrew and Hastings counties.
Some Snow Country 6 trails have been flagged closed or unavailable, as they have struggled to bounce back from warmer February temperatures.
The OPP is asking all riders to always check trail status and forecasts before heading out as-well-as wearing proper safety equipment.
Police and the OFSC say speed and alcohol remain the two leading causes of snowmobile deaths or serious injury.