The Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is reminding snowmobile operators to follow the rules of the road and trails. In a press release OPP officials say they are “committed to ensuring a safe, enjoyable experience for all Motorized Snow Vehicle operators, not just on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trails, but in all locations including roadways, private property and non-maintained trails.”
The Kirkland Lake OPP and the Northeast Region S.A.V.E. (Snow Machine, All Terrain Vehicle and Vessel Enforcement) team have been out conducting patrols and enforcement on our local trails and roadways this season resulting in the following charges.
Flight from Peace Officer
Operation While Prohibited Under the Criminal Code – Two Counts
Motorized Snow Vehicles Act:
Drive Motorized Snow Vehicle While Licence Suspended – Four Counts
Drive – No Insurance – Three Counts
Fail to Display Evidence of Permit – Three counts
Improper Muffler – Seven Counts
Fail to Notify Change of Ownership – Two Counts
No Licence – Drive Along Highway
Fail to Signal for Turn – Two Counts
Drive Motorized Snow Vehicle, Permit Not Issued – Two Counts
Speeding – Two Counts
Fail to Display Evidence of Trail Permit – Four Counts
Fail to Wear Proper Helmet – Two Counts
Fail to Produce Evidence of Insurance
The OPP encourages snowmobilers to educate themselves on what is required for them to be operating within the laws and regulations in Ontario prior to heading out for a ride.
To learn more about snowmobile safety and the rules of the road, you can visit the following link www.mto.gov.on.ca/safety/snowmobile.