ATV rider on highway with toddler on board: OPP

Police and Central Ontario trail wardens spent several hours patrolling County forest trails

Hurnoia West OPP have charged an ATV driver they say had a 2-year-old on board while riding on a highway.

The charge was laid on Sunday as police and the Central Ontario ATV club trail wardens spent several hours on patrol on the Simcoe County Forests trails.

Officers were enforcing the trail permit requirements of a Simcoe County bylaw which requires off-road vehicles to display a trail permit to use the designated trails for recreational use.

Police charged four ATV riders and handed each of them a $215 ticket.

In another incident, a female wiped out her dirt bike on a trail. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police would like to remind individuals that under provincial laws a helmet, licence plate, registration, insurance and driver’s licence are required when operating their off-road vehicles on public trails, road allowances and Simcoe County Forests. They must be presented to an officer upon demand.