The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) confirmed and wished to recall that it will be present on snowmobile trails to ensure the safety of users and compliance with the laws in force. This police presence aims to educate snowmobilers to adopt responsible and safe behavior. Interventions will be carried out on the trails as well as at the crossings of public roads with snowmobilers who behave in ways that compromise the safety of other users.
Travel on marked trails and avoid bodies of water: the state of the ice in some places can represent a significant risk for people who venture off the trails.
Avoid going alone on a hike and always warn someone close to you of the planned route.
Be particularly vigilant at the crossroads of a public road.
Keep to the right at all times.
Observe the signs.
Adjust your speed according to trail conditions (The maximum trail speed limit is 70 km / h).
The SQ mentioned that special attention will be paid to the ability to drive impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two, failure to obey the speed limit and failure to obey mandatory stop signs at the crossroads of trails and public roads.
The full interview with Marc Tessier is available here.