Taking a passenger along for the ride can be a great way to introduce new people to snowmobiling, but there are many things to consider when adding another person to your sled.
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Riding with Passengers
Passengers should be carried only on snowmobiles designed for two passengers, which have an extra seat or longer seat behind the driver, as well as rear handgrips for the passenger. Never carry children as a passenger in front of the driver since the child could be seriously injured from being crushed against the handlebars in the event of a crash.
When riding with a passenger on your snowmobile, remember that you have the responsibility of transporting another person who is entirely dependent upon your actions. Never take extra risks that will jeopardize their safety. Always operate responsibly, at safe speeds, while obeying all laws and safe operating procedures.
Carrying a passenger on your snowmobile will change the center of gravity and affect your ability to steer the snowmobile. Inform the passenger to keep their feet flat on the running boards at all times, firmly hold the handgrips, and to lean with you into turns.