The Consequences of Snowmobiling Illegal (Scott Sumner)
Published on February 14, 2014 in Education, News & Updates, Safety
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The SAM Board of Directors and attending members had the opportunity to learn firsthand at Thursday’s SAM Meeting, on February 6, 2014, of the consequences of riding the SAM snowmobile trails without a MA Registration and/or a SAM Member Trail pass.

Lieutenant Terry Davis and Sergeant David Unaitis from the Massachusetts Environmental Police shared the following information on fines relative to riding illegal.

Riders enjoying private trails without a SAM Member Trail Pass can be assessed a fine of up to $250.00 per sled.

Ride without a Massachusetts Snowmobile Registration and you will find yourself assessed an additional $250.00 and the opportunity to watch your sled get towed to the impound lot.

Add a day out of work and court fees, plus the cost to retrieve your snowmobile from the tow yard, and the consequences of riding illegal far exceed the opportunity you have to support the club who invests thousands of hours in preparing, enhancing and grooming the trails you were illegally riding!

The choice is easy. Support a local club and ride safe!

Snowmobile safety patrol, EPO

EPO HOTLINE: 800-632-8075, available 24/7.

Landowners and Snowmobiler’s are encouraged to call this number should you have any issues with illegal riders or questions about Massachusetts snowmobile laws.

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page or  feel free to email or call the SAM office at 413-369-8092

Scott Sumner is the Membership Chair of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts


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