A professional chef who works in the Florida Keys, Edwin Hammond Meredith enjoys the great outdoors. When he is not surfing or skateboarding, Edwin Hammond Meredith likes to ride a snowmobile when he gets the chance. Riding a snowmobile with a passenger presents a range of new challenges, so keep these safety tips in mind.
1. Center of gravity. Having two people on a snowmobile affects its center of gravity, changing the way the vehicle handles compared to when a single person rides. Ensure your passenger keeps their feet on the snowmobile’s running boards and that they lean with you into turns.
2. Equipment. Ensure any passengers have helmets and transceivers. Without a transceiver, which emits a signal that others can latch onto, rescue teams may not find a passenger should you run into trouble or get caught in an avalanche.
3. Listen. New passengers, in particular, may feel anxious about riding with you on the snowmobile. Listen to their concerns and take the time to explain how the vehicle works and what you do to ensure the safety of both riders.