Extra studded snowmobile tracks still legal

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Snowmobiles equipped with non-manufacturer studded tracks, like the one pictured, will continue to be legal.

Peter  L  Smith



Snowmobiles equipped with non-manufacturer studded tracks, like the one pictured, will continue to be legal.

Peter  L  Smith

An agreement was recently reached between the Quebec Ministry of Transport and the Federation des clubs motoneiges du Quebec (FCMQ) to strike down the pending ban on snowmobile tracks equipped with extra studs. “As a result, snow
mobiler safety, as well as the important level of economic activity linked to this winter tourism activity has been
protected,” said the FCQM in a press release.
The issue was contested after a proposed ban on the use of non-manufacturer studded tracks was brought forward; snowmobiles that had studs pushed through the track after purchase would have become illegal and the Sûreté du Quebec could have issued fines to snowmobilers who crossed highways with the extra studs.
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard recently appointed a new Minister of Transport, Jacques Daoust, who will oversee the passing of the new agreement into law. In the interim, snowmobilers are encouraged to keep a copy of the new agreement, which can be found on the FCQM’s website, with them at all times.
Denise Grenier, President of the Board of directors
of the FCMQ, noted
the snowmobile industry
generates over $2 billion in annual economic activity and
creates thousands of jobs.