Restrictions on Youth Snowmobile Operators
RESTRICTIONS ON YOUTH SNOWMOBILE OPERATORS:
- Operators under 12 years of age:
- Must be under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian, except when operating on land or under control of parent or legal guardian. The adult or person of direct supervision must be a person who is 21 years of age of older.
- Cannot cross a highway or street while operating a snowmobile.
- An adult having responsibility for a youthful operator may be held accountable for any violations of the law committed by the youth.
- Operators between 12 and 17 years of age:
- Must be under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 years of age or older and in the immediate vicinity and directly observing the youthful operator; or
- Have an approved snowmobile safety certificate in their possession before being allowed to operate alone, or
- Be operating on land owned or under the control of their parent or legal guardian.
- Can cross a highway or street if they have a valid snowmobile safety certificate in their possession.
- Snowmobile Safety Certificates shall be presented to any peace officer upon demand.
- The owner of a snowmobile is responsible for operation contrary to this section.
- Snowmobile Safety Training classes are offered throughout the state. Information on classes may be obtained for any DNR District Headquarters.