KL OPP reminding snowmobilers to obey the law

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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.

Criminal Code:

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

Disobey Sign

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.