From the OPP
The Rainy River District OPP is reminding the public to exercise extreme caution when operating personal mobility devices such as wheelchairs and medical scooters.
These devices are designed and intended to be used by persons with mobility disabilities.
Extreme caution should be exercised when meeting or passing pedestrians.
Where no sidewalks exist, the devices must travel along the left shoulder of the roadway facing oncoming traffic, like pedestrians.
The motoring public also are reminded to keep observation of mobility devices when driving throughout the Town of Fort Frances and in Rainy River District.
We also like to remind pedestrians that they are responsible to follow rules while walking on Ontario’s roadways.
Under the Highway Traffic Act, it is an offence to walk on the same side as traffic (i.e., walking facing the same direction as traffic).
This law is in place to protect pedestrians from being injured.
Members of the public are urged to ensure their activities are lawful and, more importantly, safe.