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Police remind ATV riders to stay safe, responsible

July 10, 2018 

If you own and operate an off-road vehicle in the CBRM, Cape Breton Regional Police remind you to make yourself aware of the rules and regulations in place about how and where you can drive them.

Always remember to wear a helmet, maintain a valid permit and drive in designated areas only. Those who drive ATVs on regular roadways are subject to fines under the Off-Highway Vehicles Act; this includes all sidewalks, as well as the Grand Lake Road Multi-Use Path. Police do regularly monitor this activity with our own off-road vehicles, to address concerns and ensure safety. Information about driving off-road vehicles in Nova Scotia is available from the Department of Natural Resources at https://novascotia.ca/natr/ohv/.

Summer means more traffic of all kinds on our roadways – please stay alert! Pay attention, always look over your shoulder and in your surroundings, and use your mirrors. Whether walking, biking or driving in a vehicle, motorcycle or on an ATV, please respect all users of the road and work together to keep our roadways safe.