Staying safe while snowmobiling

Massachusetts News

PLAINFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — A woman was killed in a snowmobile accident in Plainfield Saturday night. Now, one local organization is encouraging people to make sure that they are taking all safety precautions when using a snowmobile.

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts is a non-profit that develops and maintains the snowmobile trail system in the state from Worcester County to the Berkshires.

To ride in Massachusetts, you must have a registered snowmobile in the state, and obtain a Trail Pass from a local snowmobile club, driving on streets and highways is prohibited.

“Learn the safety aspects of how to operate a snowmobile how to operate it safely, how to use it on the trail responsibly. You do have to stay on the trails. We don’t want them straying onto other people’s property,” said Jeff Miller, President of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Environmental Police can issue you a ticket for trespassing while snowmobiling.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link
HOW TO MAKE NEWS10 YOUR HOMEPAGE_1280X720
CHECK OUT OUR NEW APP FEATURES

Click Below to set up your cable box

Latest COVID-19 News

More COVID-19

Cuomo Under Fire News

More Cuomo Under Fire