Live to Enjoy Michigan’s Winter Wonderland

Slow Down – speed is a contributing factor in nearly all fatal accidents.

Don’t Drink – alcohol impairs judgment and slows reaction time.

Make it – “NONE” for the trail.




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   Safe Riding Hints

Always keep your machine in top mechanical condition.

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Always wear insulated boots and protective clothing, including a helmet, gloves, and eye protection.

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Never ride alone.

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Avoid, when possible, crossing frozen bodies of water.

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Never operate in a single file when crossing frozen bodies of water.

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Always be alert to avoid fences and low strung wires.

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Never operate on a street or highway.

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Always look for depressions in the snow.

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Keep headlights and taillights on at all times.

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When approaching an intersection, come to a complete stop, raise up off the seat, and look for traffic.

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Always check the weather conditions before you depart.


Ice Safety - Cold Water Survival

  More than 70 percent of people who perish in the cold water do not drown! They die from cold fright because of the body cold shock hyperventilate issue. You cannot breathe and then you choke to death.

Remember the One-Ten-One Rule!

          One (one minute to survive cold shock)

          Ten (ten minutes to get out of the ice cold water)

          One (one hour for your body to survive if rescued)

Survive the first minute and you have about ten minutes to get out of the cold water before hyperthermia sets in and you cannotfunction. You are even at risk if you are in a ditch with your feet in ice water for more than ten minutes. Remember your blood runs through your veins in your feet and will cool down your body core to stop your blood flow to your brain and then you cannot think rationally.

If you break through the ice and survive the first one minute of fright but cannot get out of the freezing water in the next ten minutes, then put your arms up on the ice to get them to stick there and hold your body up out of the water so that when you pass out your head will remain above water - your body will survive if you are rescued within one hour.

This YouTube Video does a really nice job explaining all the issues of cold water survival. NO ICE IS SAFE ICE! Watching this video could save your life!
 









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