International Snowmobile Safety Week is here and riders are urged to play it safe

The top four manufacturers of snowmobiles have announced their support of the International Snowmobile Safety Week, which runs from January 15 through January 21, this year, and they are hoping to encourage riders everywhere to use their machines responsibly not only this week, but throughout the entire season. The industry has traditionally used this week to advance safety enforcement and education, and they feel that they have been making great strides in this effort. They recognize, though, that snowmobile safety isn’t just something that lasts for a single week, but…

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Mild weather in December threatens the snowmobiling season

Many regions across the country are finding that they are faced with much more rain than snow this year – with several places reaching record breaking average temperatures for the month of November and are ready to do the same for this month – and the result is a delay to the start of the snowmobile season. Bob Meyers, the Maine Snowmobile Association’s executive director, said that he isn’t feeling concerned quite yet. That organization is one of the primary contributors to the snowmobile industry in that state, which is…

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Snowmobilers are advised to brush up on their safety tips at the start of the winter season

The season for snowmobiling has already edged into starting, with a few storms having already occurred in some places across the country, making it the best time to make sure that all of the right safety precautions have been taken to ensure a fun and safe ride both on and off trails. According to the Maine Snowmobile Association’s executive director, Bob Meyers, as soon as a few storms have occurred, people already start to get their snowmobiles out to ride around in fields and other open spaces. As things truly…

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Basic highlights on top four insurance companies to help consumers

Throughout the financial crisis over the last few years, a number of insurance companies faced a significant struggle, leaving people to wonder about the top insurers after having seen the global giant American International Group (AIG) fall apart.  In order to help consumers to better understand the current the insurance marketplace, experts have compiled some notes about the top four leading companies.  Progressive is among the biggest American auto insurance companies.  It provides standard vehicle insurance as well as products for specialty vehicles such as ATVs, mobile homes, motorcycles, boats…

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Snowmobile accidents reach an all time high

 In the Midwest, Michigan is a popular spot for snowmobilers. It has over 6200 miles of neat trails luring thousands of people every winter. However, despite its attractive profile, according to a crash data review by the Free Press, more than one hundred thirty snowmobilers died here since 2005 with hundreds seriously injured – this with even lesser snowmobiles on trails due to high gas prices and recession. In contrast to some Great Lake states which were able to minimize snowmobile related deaths, Michigan has not gone about setting speed…

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