Tag: laws

The Consequences of Snowmobiling Illegal (Scott Sumner)

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 ...Read more

Published on February 14, 2014 in Education, News & Updates, Safety
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Snowmobiling in Massachusetts: A Beginners Guide

Are you new to snowmobiling in Massachusetts or considering taking part in the best winter fun on the planet? Here is a beginners guide that outlines what you need in order to snowmobile in Massachusetts. This is just a summary ...Read more

Published on December 10, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Safety
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Snowmobile Age Restrictions (updated)

How old do I need to be to ride a snowmobile? The last time we reported on the age restrictions was almost a year ago, but things have changed since new regulations went into effect this year. This updated chart ...Read more

Published on December 6, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Safety
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Environmental Police Alert Operators of New Rules

Massachusetts Environmental Police Alert Off-Highway Vehicle Operators of New Rules. New age restrictions, safety education and registration requirements go into effect. With the onset of spring, the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) are reminding snow machine, all-terrain vehicle and dirt bike ...Read more

Published on March 17, 2011 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates, Safety
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Organizations! (Larry Tucker)

(The photo above depicts the founding fathers of SAM viewing a new piece of equipment that was purchased to send newsletters to members in 1972.) I hope that by now you have all seen billions of the “white flakes” in ...Read more

Published on January 26, 2011 in Guest Columns, Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Safety and Enforcement Program Kick-Off

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts announces their trail safety and enforcement grants. Recognizing that the first major snowfall will allow snowmobile enthusiasts an opportunity to ride, the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts (SAM) announces the implementation of a $5,000 Trails Safety ...Read more

Published on January 14, 2011 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates, Safety
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Registration Numbers on Snowmobiles

The state passed new legislation that requires three inch registration numbers on snowmobiles starting in February. SAM opposed this legislation but it still managed to pass. We understand the state is currently working on a plan to implement the new rule ...Read more

Published on December 25, 2010 in General Announcements, Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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Zero Alcohol Tolerance When Riding (Rena Sumner)

A little thing happened to me on the way to grandma’s house this year. I was stopped for speeding in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Don’t let the fact that VA and MA are both Commonwealth states fool you. I don’t ...Read more

Published on December 21, 2010 in Executive Perspective, News & Updates, Safety
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DCR Parks & Forests: Selection Criteria and Management Guidelines

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has posted a draft document, Landscape Designations for DCR Parks & Forests: Selection Criteria and Management Guidelines.  SAM members should take the time to review the document and understand how it will effect ...Read more

Published on December 12, 2010 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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New Laws and New Legislators! (Larry Tucker)

I hope everyone’s favorite candidate has been elected and that we may even have elected some avid snowmobilers and some new supporters to our legislature. This would be a refreshing change for us down in Boston. There’s an old saying ...Read more

Published on November 14, 2010 in Guest Columns, Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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Online Safety Course

Want to take a safety course but can’t fit it into your busy schedule? Try the new online Vermont State Police official safety course. The free course is user-friendly and self-directed. Study as much as you need to know, as ...Read more

Published on November 2, 2010 in News & Updates, Safety
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New OHV Laws Passed

Many of you have heard about new legislation passed this summer that regulates Recreation Vehicles, Off-Highway Vehicles and Snow Vehicles. SAM worked hard to ensure that safe, enjoyable snowmobiling continues in Massachusetts. Below is a summary report that may answer ...Read more

Published on September 25, 2010 in Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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Land, Land, Everywhere! (by Larry Tucker)

While working on the trail system for my club this past fall, I slowly came to recognize that there is a definite shift towards an increasing amount of time being spent with both state and local public agencies while the ...Read more

Published on January 18, 2010 in Guest Columns, Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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