Snowmobiles and Youth Safety Packet

Selected National Snowmobile Organizations

Snowmobiles and Youth Table of Contents

Your state snowmobile safety administering agency and state snowmobile association Your snowmobile safety/training specialist may have videos, curricula, training opportunities, and other materials available. The "State Snowmobile Safety Education Programs" (chart enclosed) lists your state's snowmobile administering agency.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publications Department
P. O. Box 927
Elk Grove, IL 60009-0927
800-433-9016 or 708-228-5005
Fax 708-228-5097
The American Academy of Pediatrics published a "Snowmobile Statement" in Pediatrics, Volume 82, No. 5, page 798, November 1988. The statement is currently under revision.
American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA)
271 Woodland Pass, Suite 216
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-351-4362 Fax 517-351-1363
ACSA was formed in 1995 to coordinate the activities of state associations and user groups throughout the U.S. Their main goal is to promote safe, responsible snowmobiling; expansion of the trail system; and fair treatment of snowmobilers in the U.S. Members of ACSA are supportive of all operator safety programs and serve as training specialists for snowmobile riders.
Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO)
106 Saunders Road #12
Barrie, Ontario CANADA L4M 4S9
705-725-1121 Fax 705-739-5005
The CCSO promotes safe, responsible riding on snowmobile trails by continuously improving safety standards, programs, and enforcement through its membership organizations throughout Canada.
Children's Safety Network (CSN)
Rural Injury Prevention Resource Center
National Farm Medicine Center
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
715-389-4999 Fax 715-389-4950
The CSN Rural Injury Prevention Resource Center offers information on snowmobile-related injuries to children and other rural childhood injury prevention issues. The center is a program of the National Farm Medicine Center, a department of the Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, a division of Marshfield Clinic. Funding for the Center comes from the Maternal & Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
National Injury Information Clearinghouse
Room 625, 5401 Westbard Avenue
Washington, DC 20207
The CPSC is a federal regulatory agency which aims to reduce the risk of injury or death from consumer products such as snowmobiles. Snowmobile-related injury estimates are collected through the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS).
International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (IASA)
c/o State of New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
2 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Formed in 1974, the IASA is comprised of government officials at the state, provincial, and federal levels with responsibility for snowmobile trail development and safety training. The IASA was established to share information about and coordinate policies on snowmobile regulatory programs.
International Snowmobile Council (ISC)
271 Woodland Pass, Suite 216
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-351-4362 Fax 517-351-1363

Organized in 1973, the International Snowmobile Council is made up of provincial, state, regional, national, and international associations. It was established to provide coordination of policies and actions on issues affecting snowmobiles and snowmobiling.

International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA)
271 Woodland Pass, Suite 220
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-332-1760 Fax 517-332-0856
ISMA was formed in 1995 and is comprised of the four international snowmobile manufacturers (Arctco, Inc., Bombardier Corporation, Yamaha Motor Company and Polaris Industries, Inc.). ISMA has been established to promote public understanding and appreciation of snowmobiling as an enjoyable and safe form of recreation. Safe Riders! is a project of ISMA to promote safe, responsible snowmobiling for all individuals. A newly-released snowmobile safety video is available at no cost.
International Snowmobile Media Council (ISMC)
Erin Lunn Secretary Treasurer, ISMC 3713 Christmas Tree Lane Bakersfield CA 93306
Formed in 1985, the ISMC is made up of representatives of snowmobile publications at state, provincial, and national levels. The ISMC was established to provide opportunity to share information about developments in writing, editing, and publishing snowmobile publications.
Outdoor Empire Publishing Company, Inc.
511 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98109
206-624-3845 Fax 206-340-9816
The Outdoor Empire Publishing company produces a variety of snowmobile safety education products, including videos and workbooks. A campaign action manual for International Snowmobile Safety Week is also available. A copy of the "State Snowmobile Safety Education Programs" listing is provided in the packet.
Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee (SSCC)
271 Woodland Pass, Suite 220
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-332-1760 Fax 517-332-0856
The SSCC was formed in 1974 to promote safe, enjoyable opportunities for snowmobiling through development of a snowmobile safety standard and certification program. Program support is given to safe trails and operator safety training programs.

Children's Safety Network Rural Center, 1000 North, Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449, 1-800-662-6900 Fax 715-389-4950

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