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Police remind public of rules of road after dirt bikers charged

Two charged after complaint in Adjala-Tosorontio
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Two people have been charged after police responded to a complaint about dirt bikes in Adjala-Tosorontio Township.

At about 11 a.m. Aug. 8, Nottawasaga OPP received a complaint about two dirt bikes being driven on Concession Road 3.

Police responded and charged the two riders with driving a motor vehicle with no plates and no licences.

In a news release, police noted the following are mandatory for those riding legally in public riding areas:

  • Green or blue licence plate
  • Insured in accordance with Section 2 of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act and Section 15 of the Off-Road Vehicles Act
  • Registration (ownership)
  • Trail permit sticker (Ontario Federation of Trail Riders)
  • A Ministry of Transportation-approved or equivalent helmet that complies with Section 19 of the Off-Road Vehicles Act

Police remind the public riding dirt bikes is not allowed on roads, in parks, community centres, schools, conservation areas and stipulated walking trails.

An exception is a dirt bike with a blue and white street licence plate can be ridden on roads and trails. A blue street plate must be mounted on the rear of the bike.

Those riders must have a valid Class M1, M2 or M driver’s licence and follow the rules of the road as set out in the Highway Traffic Act.

Dirt bikes with a green and white licence plate are not allowed to be driven on roads, and the green licence plate must be mounted on the front of the bike.

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