Staying safe this snowmobile season
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RUTLAND- The US Forest Service is looking forward to a successful snowmobile season and wants to encourage all riders to put safety first. Green Mountain National Forest officials are recommending that snowmobilers exercise caution when operating this winter. GMNF officials remind snowmobile enthusiasts to heed all gates and signs and to stay off roads and trails that are closed.

Weather permitting, snowmobile use is allowed on designated trails within the GMNF through April 15.

The maximum speed is 35 mph on state and federal land and Vermont has a tough snowmobiling while intoxicated law that covers alcohol, as well as drugs.

The US Forest Service is also warning the public of the dangers associated with riding, hiking, and skiing on frozen water bodies.

Operators must maintain control of their snowmobile while riding; keep to the right at all times; wear helmets; and stay on designated trails only. All snowmobiles must be legally registered, have liability insurance, and operators must purchase a VAST trails maintenance assessment decal.
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