Snowmobile enthusiasts who plan to introduce someone to snowmobiling during "Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week," should encourage new riders to take an official safety course. Students can receive their snowmobile license or safety certification at snowmobile-ed.com in plenty of time to take part in the Feb. 8-17 campaign.
Students who must receive their certification to operate a snowmobile pay a one-time fee, which is due only if they pass the test. Students can take the test as many times as they need to pass it. Plus, the course is available on any device, so students can access the course on the Web even if the only way they have to connect to the Internet is via their smartphone.
The new mobile-ready course features videos, realistic illustrations and interactive animations that make it easier and more fun to learn how to safely operate a snowmobile. The course's snowmobile safety video series teaches about the appropriate riding gear, riding in various conditions, loading and unloading, plus much more.
"Our goal in developing this series was to create videos that would be fun for students to watch," Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey Enterprises, said. "We wanted to use humor, where appropriate, to focus the student's attention on the safety advice."
Kalkomey Enterprises produces snowmobile-ed.com. He continued, "We also wanted to avoid lecturing. Our videos are meant to engage students with opportunities to explore and select the best options for staying safe while operating their machine. This helps students develop true understanding rather than just memorizing the lesson."
Students taking the course will learn how to:
- Maintain, operate and store their snowmobiles
- Dress for the weather
- Determine what protective gear is needed
- Safely ride a snowmobile in a variety of situations
- Deal with unexpected conditions
- Follow state laws
"Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week," is held to encourage those in the snowmobile community to invite friends and family members to give snowmobiling a try. Snowmobiles are a fun way for people to enjoy winter and visit beautiful areas they might otherwise never see. To learn more about "Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week," visit http://www.gosnowmobiling.org.