Every winter in the North Country people are seriously injured, even die, from the improper operation of snowmobiles. Local media issue warnings about snowmobile safety after tragedy strikes.
When I picked up a weekly newspaper the other day a glossy insert fell out. It was a flyer promoting snowmobiling in Clinton County. After hearing in the news about recent injuries and deaths caused by irresponsible snowmobiling, excessive speed in particular, I noted this image on the flyer's cover:
Gunning it, flying through the air -- that promotes safety, eh?