Local Allstate Agent Offers Snowmobile Safety Tips

Feb. 3, 2014

Snowmobiling has surged as one of the most popular winter recreation activities. When the heavy snow falls, snowmobiles often become the vehicle of choice for maneuvering through snow drifts and over snow-covered fields. But taking the time to make some critical safety checks can make all the difference in your winter fun.

“Nothing beats cruising through fresh powder on your sled, until something unexpected happens,” said local Allstate agent Andrew McCabe, “Allstate offers affordable coverage that helps protect you, your passengers and your snowmobile, including: Liability Coverage, Medical Payments Coverage, and Physical Damage Coverage.”

Allstate Insurance Company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend the following safe snowmobiling rules for recreational snowmobiling:

• Never drive your snowmobile alone or on unfamiliar ground. Have someone ride along with you, so you can help each other in case of breakdown or accident.

• Avoid waterways. Frozen lakes and rivers can be fatal. It is almost impossible to judge adequate ice coverage or depth.

• Avoid driving in bad weather. Check warnings for snow, ice, and wind chill conditions before starting

• Watch the path ahead to avoid rocks, trees, fences (particularly barbed wire), ditches, and other obstacles.

• Slow down at the top of a hill, cliff, snow bank, or other barrier that may have a hidden hazard on the other side.

• Never drink while driving your snowmobile. Drinking and driving can prove fatal.

Snowmobiling is much more enjoyable when added safety measures are part of your winter recreation routine. For more information on this and other safety topics, please contact local Allstate agent Andrew McCabe at (414) 961-1166.
 

Community Watch

» Demond Means resigns as commissioner of the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program 6/29

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A look ahead to US Open 2017, look back at Champions Tour event in Madison Updated:  6/29

» SeaWorld grants interview with Mequon student on orcas for paper 6/29

» End of an era: Glendale administrator to retire after 36 years 6/29

» Whitefish Bay baseball team looking for consistency 6/29

» Sports Shorts: June 30, 2016 6/29

» Mangan leaves knowing Homestead is in a good place 6/29

» Whitefish Bay baseball team bounces back with win over Nicolet 6/28

» Brown Deer driver, 37, charged in crash near Strawberry Festival Updated:  6/28

» Marquette students offer marketing advice to Brown Deer 6/28

» 2016 Fourth of July events in the Milwaukee suburbs Updated:  6/28

» Thomas and big bats lead Germantown baseball team over Bay, 6-1 6/27

» USM student charged with taking upskirt photos of female classmates 6/27

» Retiring athletics director John Gustavson leaves Whitefish Bay in a better place 6/27

» Teen charged with taking upskirt photos of classmates in River Hills 6/25

» Oak Creek baseball team passes test with win over Homestead, 7-3 6/25

» Derosier enters not guilty plea 6/24

» Glendale's new park is realization of decades-long dream Updated:  6/23

» Talented, assertive Homestead soccer team won its own way 6/22

» Brown Deer, Homestead, Nicolet, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay Sports Shorts: June 23, 2016 6/22

» Brown Deer named an 'All-America City' 6/21

» Worker charged with stealing from senior living community residents Updated:  6/21

» "We endured': Homestead's state soccer title well-earned 6/21

» Frebeka 5 health challenge to be held in Mequon June 26 6/20

» Whitefish Bay entrepreneur wants to revolutionize school fundraisers 6/20

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT