RCMP in Western New Brunswick Crack Down on ATV Infractions
The Grand Falls RCMP is reminding off-road vehicle drivers that ATVs and dirt bikes must be properly registered, licenced and insured, like any other motorized vehicle on the road after ten off-road vehicle drivers in western New Brunswick were ticketed for various offences this week.
On June 21 and 22, 2016, members of the Grand Falls RCMP, with the assistance of officers from the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety’s Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement Unit, conducted an off-road vehicle enforcement operation in the Saint-André, Grand Falls and Drummond areas .
Cst. Alex Roussel of the Grand Falls RCMP said all of the off-road vehicles were stopped because they were being driven illegally on the road, something police get reports of often in these areas, “It’s illegal and dangerous for off-road vehicles such as ATVs, dirt bikes and snowmobiles to be driven on public roads and highways.”
Infractions included failing to produce valid registration or insurance, not having insurance, not having a valid licence plate, not having a valid driver’s licence, and reckless driving.
The Grand Falls RCMP is reminding off-road vehicle drivers that ATVs and dirt bikes must be properly registered, licenced and insured, like any other motorized vehicle on the road.
The RCMP also continues to investigate a single-vehicle crash that occurred on May 4 on the Ennishone Road in the Drummond area. The driver of a pickup truck lost control and went off the road, sustaining injuries, as a result of an ATV driving recklessly on the road.
The RCMP is asking anyone who witnessed the crash on May 4, or who has information about the driver of the ATV to contact the Grand Falls RCMP at 506-473-3137. Information can also be provided anonymously through NB Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637).