SNOWMOBILERS ARE ASKED TO OBLIGE BY THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS:
- A person should not drive or allow another person to drive a snowmobile that does not have a valid registration permit.
- A person shall not drive a snowmobile unless it has a valid license plate affixed to it.
- A person under the age of 19 shall not drive a snowmobile across a highway unless there is a valid insurance policy in place for that snowmobile and person.
- The driver of a snowmobile must at all times yield the right of way to motor vehicles on a highway.
- A person shall not drive a snowmobile across a highway unless the operator has no less than 100 yards of visibility in both directions along the highway.
- It is the responsibility of the owner of a snowmobile not to allow a person under the age of 19 years to drive a snowmobile across a highway less there is a valid insurance policy in place.
- It is illegal for a person to operate a snowmobile without reasonable consideration for other people or property or while under the influence of alcohol.
- It is illegal for a person to operate a snowmobile to chase or harass animals.
- A snowmobile must have a trail sticker from the Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation (NLSF), and have it permanently affixed to the left-hand side of windshield or bonnet when using trails maintained by the NLSF.
- A person under the age of 13 years shall not drive a snowmobile alone. They must be accompanied by another person who is 19 years of age or older.
- No one shall drive a snowmobile between sunset and sunrise without working head and tail lights.
- No one shall drive a snowmobile unless it is equipped with an adequate and working braking system.
- A police officer may seize a snowmobile that is not used in a proper manner according to the regulations.
- A noise muffler or other noise reducing equipment must be kept in good working condition to prevent excessive or unusual noise. A person shall not equip a vehicle with a muffler cut-off, straight exhaust, gutted muffler, Hollywood muffler, by-pass or other device which has the effect of by-passing or reducing the efficiency of that noise reducing equipment.
** This is meant only as a guide and should be taken as such. For further details on these or other matters contact your local police station. Also, keep in mind that each municipality may have its own regulations which you must follow, contact your local council for details.
view the MOTORIZED SNOW VEHICLES AND ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES ACT
and the CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 1163/96.