When a NH Fish and Game officer investigates a snowmobile accident they look at the factors which contributed to the accident. There are 17 factors that are listed on the accident report form. These factors range from unsafe speed, alcohol/drugs, mechanical issues, icy trails, etc. When the officer completes the accident report, there may be multiple factors that caused this accident to … [Read more...] about Analyzing the Cause of Snowmobile Accidents: The Three Highest Contributing Factors
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Reporting Snowmobile Accidents
Snowfall marks the start of the season when the conservation officers of New Hampshire begin to get the usual calls for snowmobile accidents. So, what is the requirement for reporting snowmobile accidents and who needs to report it? Reporting Snowmobile Accidents All OHRV accidents, including snowmobiles that involve death, personal injury and damage to property over $1,000 need to be … [Read more...] about Reporting Snowmobile Accidents
The Muscle Behind the Safety Program
I would like to take the time to highlight what I personally believe to be the muscle behind the OHRV/Snowmobile Safety Program: the volunteer safety instructors and regional coordinators. Over the course of a year New Hampshire Fish and Game Department certifies around 1,500 students. This is not possible without the help of instructors and coordinators. Yes, I know that New Hampshire has … [Read more...] about The Muscle Behind the Safety Program
NH Snowmobile Fines Increase
As winter quickly approaches and we look to prepare our sleds for the riding season, some snowmobilers may find that some fines for certain snowmobile offenses have increased. House Bill 630 increased the fines for unreasonable speed, sound level/exhausts, required equipment (exhausts), unregistered snowmobiles, and operating on the property of another without written landowner … [Read more...] about NH Snowmobile Fines Increase
Renting a Snowmobile: What You Need to Know
If you are considering renting a snowmobile chances are you have little, if any, riding experience. Renting a snowmobile in NH for a day or weekend is a great way to experience the sport and get a feel for it, to see if it’s for you. But before you do please consider the following to ensure you have a fun and safe experience: Snowmobile Rental Accidents Out of approximately 42,000+ registered … [Read more...] about Renting a Snowmobile: What You Need to Know
What Happened to NH Free Snowmobile Weekend?
The annual NH free snowmobile weekend, in which snowmobiles registered in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire could ride in any of those three states, has come to an abrupt halt due to last minute changes by administrators in VT and ME, which were not communicated to NH. UPDATE TO OPEN WEEKEND 2020 History of Tri-State Reciprocity Through the efforts and hard work of several people here in NH, to … [Read more...] about What Happened to NH Free Snowmobile Weekend?