BANGOR- With school vacation this week, people may be heading out to the trails, but after a tragic weekend, game wardens are speaking out.
Two people were killed in separate snowmobiling accidents over the weekend.
The count is now at six snowmobile deaths so far this season, compared to the five fatalities last year.
Game wardens remind people to prepare for trips before they leave, by packing food and water, and a shovel in case your snowmobile gets stuck.
They also say it’s important to let someone know where you are going.
But once on board, there are some other tips to keep in mind.
“You need to make sure that you slow down at curves and sharp corners. At the crest of hills, those are the places where you really need to slow down. And always be sure to keep to the right of the trail,” said Sgt. Alan Gillis of the Maine Warden Service.
They also remind people to be careful when crossing roads, especially with the high snowbanks.
Snowmobilers must always yield to oncoming traffic.
Wardens will also be out patrolling for speed and alcohol.