Michigan Trailing Other States In Snowmobile Safety

By: Detroit Free Press
By: Detroit Free Press

There may be fewer snowmobilers on the trails due to the recession and high gas prices, but that hasn't cut down on the fatalities.
In a new study by the Detroit Free Press, crash data shows that 130 snowmobilers have been killed, and many more injured.
Unlike states that have been able to reduce snowmobile deaths, Michigan doesn't have set speed limits nor has it lowered the blood alcohol level at which a snowmobiler is considered drunk.
The state has also experienced budget cuts which means enforcement of snowmobile laws has declined.
Thousands safely enjoy the sport, and it brings big business to Michigan.
Speed is the major factor in snowmobile accidents and death.


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