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Saturday, December 17, 2005


Snowmobile Safety

Wisconsin snowmobile trails are in great shape after the heavy snow we've had. It's going to be a great season, I think. But for those of you who engage in this activity, be careful. Last year (with little snow) Wisconsin had 37 snowmobile fatalities, and some years it has approached 100. A news report I heard this morning said that 29 of the 37 fatalities last year involved alcohol. That's almost 80%. (Just goes to show that alcohol tests fail about 20% of the time.) C'mon, Wisconsin - don't touch alcohol if you're going to be snowmobiling.

Out here by Lake Winnebago, snowmobiles zoom around the lake when its frozen over, going from on on-shore bar to another. Frankly, it's surprising there aren't more fatalities. Stay sober, snowmobilers. And have a great season.