Photo: ND Parks & Rec

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – North Dakota Parks & Rec will be holding a Youth Safety Class on Snowmobile Safety in Jamestown January 17th.

North Dakota law requires youth ages 10 and older, who do not have a valid driver’s license or permit, to take a safety certification class. In addition, those 10 and 11 also need to be directly supervised by a parent or guardian while on public lands.

“The certification is needed in order to legally operate a snowmobile on any public land which includes the state snowmobile trail system and ditches,” ND Parks & Rec states.

In order to become certified, the following guidelines must be met:

  • Attend a scheduled classroom or hands-on class in your area, or take the online certification course from home.
  • Be at least 10 years of age.
  • Successfully complete the safety certification test.

“Snowmobile safety certification classes are held throughout the winter months starting in October. There is a fee charged for those who wish to become certified.”

The classroom certification fee is $20. While the classes are aimed at certifying young riders, anyone who wishes to learn more about snowmobile safety (such as parents or children under 10) is encouraged to attend; no fee is charged.

The course in Jamestown has been set for January 17th at 5 PM at the Bunker, located at 1520 3rd St. SE.

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