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Over the weekend a covered bridge in Vermont was destroyed in a fire that was started by a burning snowmobile.

https://apnews.com/article/fires-vermont-c52a72613a043b55c5afe3c4912d38ac

 

If you've ever watched a sled burn you won't be surprised at all.

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Love covered bridges.

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1 minute ago, Saluda said:

Love covered bridges.

They're an icon that says New England, but they have a hard time dealing with modern life and modern vehicles.

Most sleds have 10-gallons of gas, rubber track,  and lots of flammable plastics, especially the foam seat, that makes a nasty fire. The aluminum melts, and steel parts are what's left in one piece. They burn hot. I wonder what Vermont vehicle liability laws say about this? 

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ICG    5

Vermont has mandatory liability insurance laws on snowmobiles.

The owner/ rider are  not exempt from personal liability for their actions.

Don't discount product liability 

There is a silver lining, where there are deep pockets.

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