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Police Safety Tips for ATV’s and ORV’s

Northeastern police units are reminding the public to be safe when it comes to ATV and Off-Road Vehicle use.

The OPP say that drivers should always do a pre-ride inspection and have their helmet properly secured and seatbelt fastened if there is one provided. Police say you should never drive beyond your skill level and to pay attention to the trail, road and weather conditions at all times.

Police say that as hunting season has arrived they have received complaints about these vehicles being used on prohibited roadways. Officers would like to remind the public that ATV’s and ORV’s are allowed to travel on certain roads and provincial highways as long as there is a by-law permitting use in the municipality.

Police say that while operating on-road, you must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid G2 or M2 license. The OPP is also reminding the public that it’s against the law to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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