I was as surprised as you to hear this but sad to say get ready to hear more of it this year. With a combination of a slow start to the winter and snowmobile sales emptying showrooms across the province and very little used inventory means there’ll be a lot of antsy first timers, inexperienced riders and many getting back into the sport from being out of it for many years. This is a recipe for more incidents to come this winter.
I’ve already experienced this first hand this season, took my my son in law out for a ride and while out there he had to ditch his sled off the trail to make room for an oncoming idiot that was totally on his side of the trail. Sad to say his sled suffered damages but he escaped uninjured. The oncoming sled was in the middle of the pack and the riders behind saw what happened but continued on.
Ride safe, Ride on the right.