Sunday, October 17, 2010

Police cracking down on Welland area ATV riders - Welland Tribune - Ontario, CA

"Niagara Regional Police are targeting unlawful and unsafe operation of all-terrain vehicles and off-road vehicles in Welland, Wainfleet, Port Colborne and Pelham."

The most common offences are:

* Trespassing on private property such as railway allotments, parks and walking/cycling trails.

* Owner Operate Motor Vehicle on a Highway No Insurance. When an off road vehicle is driven on a roadway, it becomes a motor vehicle and the owner would be liable for a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $25,000. An off-road vehicle insured with off road insurance is uninsured when on a roadway.

No machine should be sold without a provincial pass allowing that rider to ride.