During our wintry Pennsylvania weather, many residents enjoy outdoor activities such as snowmobiling. Although snowmobiles are a fun way to enjoy our many outdoor spaces, all riders need to address potential safety concerns before enjoying the trails. Here are some fast facts about snowmobiles that you might not know!
- In 2013, over 48,000 snowmobiles were sold in the United States.
- Currently, there are 1.4 million registered snowmobiles in America.
- For the 2012-2013 year, there were 38,500 snowmobile registrations in Pennsylvania.
- According to the source below, Pennsylvania ranks among the top 10 states for the number of snowmobiles registered in 2012-2013.
**All facts come from SnowMobile.org.
As you can see, snowmobiling is a very common winter sport in the United States. It is an enjoyable way to get outside in cold weather and can be a way for families to spend time together. As stated on SnowMobile.org, “Historically individuals who snowmobile at a young age continue to snowmobile with their parents throughout their lives, sharing great experiences as a family. In many winter regions, snowmobiling is simply the main form of winter outdoor recreation and in some cases the main method of transportation available.”
However, off-road vehicles, such as snowmobiles, are also a significant cause of serious injury among Pennsylvanians. Attorney Doug Stoehr of Altoona, PA handles cases involving injury as a result of accidents involving off-road vehicles. For more information about Attorney Doug Stoehr and his Blair county area practice, please visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com or call his law firm at 814-946-4100.