With the increase in Off-Road Motor Vehicle activities in our communities, the members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to offer our riders some tips on how to be safe and enjoy their sport.
- Green and White Off Road Vehicle Plates are to be mounted to the vehicle at the front of two or three-wheeled vehicles
- Blue and White Off Road Vehicles registered as motorcycles under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario are to be mounted to the vehicle at the rear
- All Terrain Vehicles (ATV/UTV) must display their plates to the rear and attached to the vehicle
- Safety Helmets must be worn at all times while on or operating an Off-Road Motor Vehicle or ATV and be DOT approved
- ATV’s not designed by the manufacturer to carry passengers cannot carry passengers
- ATV passengers must be a minimum of 8 years old and be able to reach the footrest
- For an Off-Road Vehicle to be operated on or across a highway the Operators must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s licence being G2 or M2 or higher
- The maximum speed an Off-Road Vehicle can be operated at on or along a highway is 20 Km/h in a 50 Km/h zone and 50 km/h where the speed limit is greater than 50 Km/h
- Individuals (Operators, Passenger or Owners) caught violating the Off Road Vehicle Act of Ontario or the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario could face fines as high as $1000
For more information on how to be safe and legal on your Off Road Motor Vehicle or ATV please review the Off Road Vehicle Act of Ontario, the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario and local and regional by-laws that apply to the usage of these vehicles in the area they are being driven.
Additional safety, trail and permit information can be obtained at:
Central Ontario ATV (COATV) http://www.coatv.ca/
Simcoe County Off Road Riders Association (SCORRA) https://www.scorra.ca/