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Lights

Snowmobile lights are vital to safe snowmobiling for yourself and your fellow snowmobilers. Learn the difference between proper and improper use of your lights.

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Lights

Head Light
Headlight

Headlight

The headlight of a snowmobile produces white light with sufficient power to illuminate objects a distance of 200 feet ahead of the snowmobile. Always slow down when operating at night, generally to less than 45 or 50 miles per hour, to prevent over-riding what the headlight can safely illuminate. The headlight has both a high and low power beam that is operated by a switch generally located either on the left handlebar or the lower portion of the console.

Taillight

The tail lamp on a snowmobile must display a red light that is plainly visible during darkness from a distance of 500 feet to the rear. Since taillights have a tendency to become obstructed by snow and ice buildup when riding, check and clear the taillight frequently. The brake light is also
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Taillight



housed in the tail lamp, so check for build-up during daytime and nighttime outings.