The OPP recently has received complaints of off-road motor vehicles being operated within the town limits of Fort Frances.
Police would like to remind motorists pursuant to the Town of Fort Frances municipal bylaw 35/79, an “off-road” vehicle means any two-, three-, four-, or more wheeled vehicle designed primarily for recreation use and not licensed for operation on municipal streets.
Complaints received primarily are concerning two-wheeled vehicles (i.e., dirt bikes) in the areas of Fourth Street, just south of the CN Railway, following west to the municipal soccer fields.
Residents are reminded that “off-road” vehicles are prohibited from being driven within town limits.
Make off-road vehicle safety a priority for your family.
No matter how old you are, riding an off-road vehicle can be enjoyable. But to really enjoy these vehicles, everyone needs to be safe.
Of course, this means proper training and wearing proper gear. Just as important, however, adults need to supervise young people when they ride and make sure they are riding a vehicle that’s the appropriate size.
After all, showing kids how to do it right teaches them to stay safe, stay in control, and have fun within the limits of the law.
Laws are there to protect us all.
Be respectful of your neighbours, and aware of municipal and provincial laws governing restricted areas for riding.
Legal onus and responsibility falls onto the operators to be aware of the restrictions concerning off-road vehicle operations.