RCMP target off-road vehicle violations

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West Prince RCMP stopped two people and had their ATVs towed after separate incidents in Tignish Saturday.

In a news release, the RCMP said they were patrolling the Tignish area for people committing Off Road Vehicle Act Infractions when they stopped a 22-year old man for prohibited driving.

The RCMP also ticketed a 17-year-old male for driving his ATV on a highway.

Both vehicles were towed.

The RCMP advised the public that failing to stop for police when signaled to do so could result in a charge for fleeing the police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The vehicle could also be seized and forfeited to the Crown at the end of a trial.

West Prince RCMP said they will continue to target people operating off-road vehicles on roads and for other violations.



Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Tignish

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  • JJ
    August 25, 2014 - 18:45

    I had to wait on the Green Road Friday evening while four ATVs drove west on the Trans Canada Highway. One of them had a small child on the back. They then proceeded to travel along the side of the ditch at a very unsafe speed. We live on a side road and they constantly use our road as a trail. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to police these machines and one of the problems is people buy them and don't think about where they can drive them as many live in a subdivision or have a small lot.

  • Donnie
    August 25, 2014 - 16:37

    Wow, this happened in Tignish? And the vehicle operators were sober? This is news worthy!

  • TignishResident
    August 25, 2014 - 11:37

    Considering there are more off-road vehicles than actual cars on our street, I would hope that our RCMP will finally start policing the area rather than turning a blind eye. This is a huge problem, not only for other drivers and pedestrians but with property damage. I'll be convinced times are changing when I don't get passed - on the inside on my way home from work or listening to them race at all hours of the night.

  • Jim Evans
    August 25, 2014 - 11:12

    This is great news. These turkeys have been a menace for years, it will be good to get them off the road. I'm sure there must be a few responsible ATV operators, and this must be good news for them too.