Snowmobiling with Associated Maxillofacial Injuries 720258
In the United States and Canada 1,600,000 snowmobiles have been manufactured, some of them capable of speeds up to 80 mph.
Good legislation, safety training programs, and more safety features in the snowmobiles are essential to decrease the rising accident toll. For example, changes in the windshield construction which might reduce facial injuries are recommended.
Hospital charts of snowmobile accidents are reviewed describing location of body injury, mechanism of the injury, time of day, age, sex, and cause of death.