Young people's snowmobile safety course offered in Parishville, Colton
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 11:36 am

The New York State Young Operator Snowmobile Safety Course is being offered by the St. Lawrence County Snowmobile Association and Colton SnoSkippers.

The safety courses are offered to youths age 10 through 17. Dates and locations are:

• Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24 and 25, Parishville Firemen’s Field hall, The class is free. Must be present both evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. to complete the course. Register by calling Instructor Danny Collins 212-0070.

• Saturday, Jan. 28, Colton-Pierrepont Central School Room 216. Preregistration starts at 7:30 a.m.; class runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register by calling Danny Collins 212-0070. Lunch will be provided.

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 earns the attendee a New York State Snowmobile Safety Certificate.

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

Youth ages 14 through 17 years old may operate a snowmobile were it 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, but not alone. They must be accompanied by someone at least 18 years old who stays within 500 feet.

Youth ages 10 through 13 may operate a snowmobile where it is allowed if they have completed a recognized snowmobile safety course are accompanied by someone at least 18 years old who stays within 500 feet.

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.