After many months of lobbying, the intent of NDP MPP John Vanthof ‘s bill to allow side-by-side and two-up off-road vehicles, and utility –terrain vehicles (UTVs) to be driven on the shoulders of provincial highways has finally become law. Off-road vehicle and all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that as of July 1st they will be permitted to drive on the shoulder of Ontario’s public roadways.  Residents of the province participated in the MTO’s public consultation process leading to the changes.

John Vanthof