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OPP lay numerous numerous snowmobile-related charges

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The Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police want to remind snowmobile operators to follow the rules of the road and trails. The OPP is committed to ensuring a safe, enjoyable experience for all motorized snow vehicle (MSV) operators, not just on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trails, but in all locations including roadways, private property and non-maintained trails.

The Kirkland Lake OPP and the Northeast Region S.A.V.E. (Snow Machine, All Terrain Vehicle and Vessel Enforcement) team have been out conducting patrols and enforcement on our local trails and roadways this season resulting in the following charges.

Criminal Code:

  • Flight from peace officer
  • Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code - two counts

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act:

  • Drive motorized snow vehicle while licence suspended - four ounts
  • Drive - no insurance - three counts
  • Fail to display evidence of permit - three counts
  • Improper muffler - seven counts
  • Disobey sign
  • Fail to notify change of ownership - two counts
  • No licence - drive along highway
  • Fail to signal for turn - two counts
  • Drive motorized snow vehicle, permit not issued - two counts
  • Speeding - two counts
  • Fail to display evidence of trail permit - four counts
  • Fail to wear proper helmet - two counts
  • Fail to produce evidence of insurance

The OPP encourages snowmobilers to educate themselves on what is required for them to be operating within the laws and regulations in Ontario prior to heading out for a ride.

To learn more about snowmobile safety and the rules of the road, you can visit the following link.