UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY
OPP SNOWMOBILE PATROL OPP’s SAVE Unit assisting
(PEMBROKE, ON) – Patrols targeting Motorized Snow Vehicle (MSV) safety are underway in the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment area with the assistance of members of the OPP’s East Region Snowmobile, ATV and Vessel Enforcement (SAVE) Unit. Patrols recently focused on the Algonquin Trail (OFSC Trail 118) adjacent to Drive In Road, Burns Road and Resmer Road in Laurentian Valley Township (LVTP).
On the afternoon of February 13, 2021 a 57 year old snowmobiler from LVTP was charged with the following offences under the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act (MSVA):
•Drive MSV, trail permit not issued
•Disobey Stop Sign
In that same area, also on February 13, 2021, a 47 year old MSV driver from Pembroke was charged with failing to securely fasten their helmet chin strap contrary to the MSVA.
The SAVE Unit also laid several charges on Muskrat Lake on February 13, 2021. Violations included failing to produce insurance under the MSVA, two open liquor charges under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) and one violation under the Ontario Fishing Regulations (OFR).
MSV drivers are reminded they must have proof of insurance, registration, and carry a valid driver’s or MSV licence and produce it upon demand by police unless they are on their own property. MSV drivers are also reminded they require a valid trail permit to use Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trails. Snowmobile patrols, which include radar speed enforcement, will continue throughout the winter months in an effort to make our trails as safe as possible. Snowmobilers are reminded to obey the posted speed limits on trails and to ride safe, ride sober.
Contact: Provincial Constable Shawn Peever Media Relations Officer 613-732-3332 (office)
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