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|Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth…With all this new white fluffy snow we have in Ontario, I know that avid snowmobilers will be out on their snowmobiles this weekend and for the rest of the winter season. There are an incredible amount of Ontario snowmobile accidents each year and I cam across some great information posted on snowmobilers.org website. It’s a great site that shares all sorts of valuable information for snowmobile driving in Ontario. Please, if you are driving a snowmobile, drive the speed limit, stay off of questionable ice and never drive if you have been drinking. Most of all, enjoy the season safely ! Snowmobile hand signals:
Giving clear, easy-to-see hand signals are so important to safe snowmobile riding in Ontario. Be sure to never make hand signals subtle, always make clear, deliberate signals. Be sure that other snowmobile drivers behind you can see your signals. Hand signals are a very reliable way to communicate while riding.
|Stop: Your arm raised from the shoulder and extended
straight up over your head with palm of your hand flat.
|Left Turn: Your left arm extended straight out from your shoulder and pointing in the direction of the turn.|
|Right Turn: Bend your left arm at your elbow to shoulder height; with your hand pointing straight up and your palm flat, your arm makes a right angle.|
|Oncoming Sleds: Guide all snowmobile to the right while pointing to the trail over your head. This way your signal can be seen.|
|Slowing: Your left arm extended out and down from the side of your bodywith a downward flapping motion of hand to signal warning or caution.|
|Sleds Following: Your arms raised, your elbow bent with your thumb pointing backward, in hitchhiking motion move your arm forward to backward over your shoulder.|
|Last Sled in Line: Your left arm raised at your shoulder height, your elbow bent and your forearm vertical with your hand clenched in a fist.|
The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims who have suffered a personal injury and the families of accident victims who have lost a loved one in an Ontario accident. This blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to call or email firstname.lastname@example.org (613) 978-9549
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Area Snowmobile accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on February 1st, 2011
The sad and tragic death of a young Almonte boy needs to be a reminder to all snowmobile drivers , to please, please slow down. This fatal snowmobile crash killed an 18-year-old Almonte boy Sunday night in Mississippi Mills, west of Ottawa. My thoughts go out to Bruce’s family and friends..what a sad loss…
Taylor Bruce, was driving his newly purchased snowmobile on Camelon Road when he hit with a telephone pole and died. The young boy was close to graduating from Almonte District High School. Friends have now created a memorial at the accident site, leaving roses and notes behind.
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This blog is prepared daily to report on Ontario accidents, personal injury law and resources available to Ontario residents. David helps Ontario accident victims get insurance benefits, support and proper rehabilitation they need after an accident. David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer helping Ontario accident victims since 1999, with an established Ottawa law firm of more than 50 years of experience. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to email email@example.com
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Area Snowmobile accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on January 26th, 2011
I have yet to ride a snowmobile myself, but I can understand the attraction. Sadly, every year in Ontario, the number of snowmobile accidents is staggering. Winter is certainly upon us and I thought after this week’s big chill, it might be a time where more riders are out on their vehicles ( yes, a snowmobile is a motor vehicle) and thought I’d share some very obvious basic safety tips that simply serve as a reminder to everyone out there heading out on their sleds.
Snowmobiling in Ontario: If you plan on riding across Ontario lakes or Ontario rivers, investigate the conditions before you go and cross only by following marked stake lines. For your safety, follow these safety tips:
- Wear a bright, buoyant snowmobile suit.
- Carry ice picks at all times.
- If your snowmobile breaks the ice:
- Place hands/arms on unbroken ice while kicking hard to propel your body as far as you can onto the ice, like a seal.
- Kick vigorously into a horizontal position and swim to the nearest ice edge.
- Once clear, stay flat and roll away to stronger ice.
- Quickly replace wet clothes, keep moving to generate body heat, and find immediate shelter and warmth if possible.
Avoiding Snowmobile Accidents at Night: 9/10 snowmobile fatalities, occur after dark. Slow down, don’t overdrive your headlights. Becoming disoriented or lost is much more likely to happen at night. Wear bright outer clothing with reflective trim on the arms, back and helmet. Never ride your snowmobile alone at night. Always dress in your full reflective snowmobiling outfit even if your intending to just go next-door. You never know….
Avoid Alcohol= Avoiding Snowmobile Accidents- Sadly, alcohol is involved in over 70% of snowmobiling accidents that tragically end in death. Any amount of alcohol can impair your perception, slow your reaction time and limit your ability to control your sled at a critical moment. Operating your snowmobile while under the influence of alcohol is punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada. If convicted of driving a snowmobile while impaired, you will lose all driving privileges (car, truck, motorcycle, off-road vehicles and snowmobile). In other words, if you drink and drive your snowmobile, both your driver’s license and insurance are at risk.
Reduce the Chances of a snowmobile accident by driving defensively. Engine noise and your helmet may impair your hearing, so be extra alert for danger. You can only control your snowmobile driving, not how others drive. Your safety is in your own hands, so watch out for a variety of conditions, including:
- Oncoming sleds
- Obstacles hidden by the snow
- Trees and branches on the trail
- Slow grooming equipment
- Bridges, open water and
- Other trail users (skiers, walkers)
- Unexpected corners, intersections and stops
- Trail wash outs and flooding
- unsafe ice
- Snow banks and moguls
- Road and railway crossings
- Logging operations
Get out there and enjoy this beautiful, cold winter we are having….but please be safe. Before you hop on your snowmobile, take a few seconds to prepare yourself in the event of a snowmobile accident. Should you be involved in an Ontario snowmobile accident, know that there are accident benefits to which you are entitled to through your car insurance. Contact an Ontario personal injury lawyer to find out how best to maximize your compensation.
- Source: Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs
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David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer specializing in personal injury representing motor vehicle accident victims, including those involved in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, snowmobile accidents since 1999. David practices with an established Ottawa law firm of more than 50 years of experience in representing accident victims, and helping personal injury accident victims get the maximum compensation they need. David knows how to make a difference in accident victims lives (whether they are at fault or not) at a particularly difficult and stressful time. David works hard at always obtaining maximum compensation for his personal injury clients and their families and relieving them of stress. David offers free consultations, takes cases on contingency and travels to homes or hospital. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.
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