DNR urges people to ride responsibly on snowmobile trails

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – With a number of snowmobile-related deaths across the state, the Wisconsin DNR is urging people to be careful.

This season 14 people have died while snowmobiling, with six fatalities since the beginning of February alone.

Alcohol, speeding, driver inexperience or operator error are the most common causes of snowmobile fatalities.

The DNR has these safety reminders for riders:

  • Don’t drink and ride
  • Slow down
  • Carry a first-aid kit
  • Dress appropriately
  • Avoid frozen rivers and lakes
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Never travel alone

The DNR also recommends taking a snowmobile safety course.

For more information, click here.

La Crosse County trails are closed due to weather conditions.