Halifax District RCMP and Nova Scotia Environment Conservation Officers conducted patrols on the ATV trails throughout Musquodoboit Harbour, Porters Lake and Lawrencetown communities this past weekend.
The majority of ATV enthusiasts encountered on the trails were having fun in a responsible manner.
During these patrols, 22 ATV riders were issued warnings for offences under the Off Highway Vehicle Act, 2 were charged under the Off Highway Vehicle Act for failing to stop for police and 4 were charged for not having insurance. A newly licensed driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension for operating an ATV with alcohol in their system.
“Every year police in Nova Scotia respond to collisions involving ATV’s that result in serious injuries and fatalities,” says Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, Halifax District RCMP. “Avoid becoming a statistic by making smart decisions while out on the trails.”
Halifax District RCMP and Nova Scotia Department of Environment Conservation Officers will be partnering throughout the summer to conduct regular patrols to help keep the trails throughout the HRM a safe place for all users.
Source : Media Release