Snowmobile Safety Program Set for
Jill Chamberlain, NYPA
315-764-0226, Ext. 300
Trudy Callahan,Tri-Town Trailblazers
Mike Hewlett, Tri-Town Trailblazers
December 4, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the
Tri-Town Trailblazers will sponsor a New York State-certified
Snowmobile Safety Course at NYPA’s admission-free Hawkins Point
Visitors Center at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
The free eight-hour course will be taught by
state-certified instructors. Tri-Town Trailblazer memberships will
be available for purchase.
The course is open to anyone 10 or older. It will
provide fundamental information that all snowmobilers should possess
in order to ensure the safety of riders and other trail users.
Successful completion of the course results in the award of a New
York State Snowmobile Safety Certificate.
Persons aged 14 through 17 may operate a snowmobile
without adult supervision only if they have completed a New York
State-recognized safety training course. Children 10 through 13 may
do so if they have completed the course and are accompanied by a
person 18 or older who is within 500 feet.
Children under 10 and those under 14 who do not
have a safety certificate may operate a snowmobile only on lands
owned or leased by their parent or guardian.
The NYPA visitors center will be open as usual on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center features a wide range of
interactive exhibits on such subjects as Waterpower, the St.
Lawrence-FDR project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of
Electricity. The Hawkins Point location also provides panoramic
views of the power dam.
DIRECTIONS: From Massena: Take State Route 37 east
to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and
proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second
right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left
onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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