Young Operator Snowmobile Safety Courses to be offered in Helena, Edwards
Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 4:39 pm

New York State Young Operator Snowmobile Safety Courses will be offered by our local clubs this year.

This course provides fundamental information which all snowmobilers should possess in order to ensure the safety of riders and other trail users. Successful completion of this course results in the award of a NYS Snowmobile Safety Certificate.

Courses are taught by experienced snowmobilers who volunteer their time to make the sport safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

The safety courses are offered to youth’s age 10 thru 17. Dates and locations are:

Jan. 19 –Tri-Town Trailblazers will hold a safety class at the Helena Fire Station on 37C. The class is free and lunch will be provided. The time is 8:00am till 5:00pm. Instructor Melissa Dishaw. Anyone who wants to attend can call Melissa at 705-4905.

Jan. 26 -Edwards Snowmobile Club will hold a safety class at the Edwards Fire Hall. Lunch will be provided. The class will be from 9am to 5pm. Register by calling Instructor Jeff Sykes 562-2320.

Youth ages 14 through 17 years old may operate a snowmobile, on lands upon which snowmobiling is allowed, without adult or other supervision if they have completed a snowmobile safety-training course recognized by the State of New York.

If youth ages 14 through 17 years have not completed the training course, they may operate a snowmobile if accompanied by (within 500 feet of) a person who is at least 18 years of age.

Youth ages 10 through 13 may operate a snowmobile, on lands upon which snowmobiling is allowed, if they have completed a snowmobile safety training course recognized by the State of New York and are accompanied by (within 500 feet of) a person who is at least 18 years of age.

Children less than 10 years old or less than age 14 without a safety certificate may operate a snowmobile only on lands owned or leased by their parent or guardian.