Police on P.E.I. stop ATV driving on public road

Published on November 29, 2016

TIGNISH -- A 43 year-old man was stopped by RCMP in Tignish on Saturday and subsequently fined $325 for operating an all-terrain vehicle on a highway.

Police stopped the machine near Philip Street.

In reporting the charge, RCMP issued a reminder that it is illegal to operate any off-highway vehicles on any portion of a road or highway. “Operating an ATV or any other all terrain vehicle on the road is dangerous to public safety and the safety of the driver,” RCMP advised.

Police requested anyone with information regarding ATVs operating on public roads to call RCMP or Crime Stoppers.