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Information on ATV Safety

  • A person must be 16 to operate an adult size ATV (over 90cc).
  • A person aged 14 or 15 can operate an ATV up to and including 90cc, if accompanied and supervised by a person 19 years of age or older.
  • A person under 14 years of age is not permitted to operate any size ATV.

The legislation has always required operators to wear a helmet. If the ATV has no windshield, then the operator must wear a face shield, safety glasses or goggles. (Exceptions are possible in the forestry, mining, fishing, construction or agricultural industries.)

The legislation restricts where ATVs can be operated.

  • Bogs and other environmentally sensitive areas are out of bounds except for the lawful transportation of an animal from the place where it was killed, and only under certain conditions (See the legislation for details).
  • ATVs are not permitted on a highway except to cross from one side to another and the operator must have insurance to do so. This rule does not apply to private woods roads, resource woods roads and cottage development roads.
  • Always wear a helmet
  • Don't drive along public roads and highways
  • Never drink and drive an ATV
  • Only carry passengers on ATVs designed for a second person
  • Respect the environment
  • You must be 16 years old to operate an adult size ATV

 

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