Chief and Council would like to remind everyone about the rules and regulations for operating Off-Road Vehicles such as ATVs, Mini bikes, Dune or Sport Buggy, Quads etc.
A few main points to operate an Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) are as follows:
- Off-Road Vehicles must be registered and have number plates displaying the registration. (Part 1 Section 3(a) i-iii) of the Off-Road Vehicle Act (attached).
- No person shall operate an off-road vehicle in any location, and the person who owns and off-road vehicle may not allow another person to drive it any location. Unless a it is registered, and plates displayed. (Section Part 1 Section 3)
- Operation of off-road vehicles on Highways shall not operate an ORV UPON or ACROSS a Roadway or the shoulder thereof; (Section 33 (1) A to D )
- You must hold a valid driver’s license if you travel on the shoulder of any roadway or anywhere else ORV use is allowed. If you do not have a valid licence you must stay in the ditch and cannot cross or travel on roads, shoulders or sidewalks. (Section 33 (1) a -d)
- No person shall operate an off-road vehicle on privately owned land. (Section 32 (1)
- No person under the age of 14 years of age shall operate an ORV unless properly supervised. (Part 111 26 (1)
- Helmet is required when operating an ORV.(Part 111 28(1)
- No person shall operate an off-road vehicle while carrying more persons than the number for which the off- road vehicle was designed. (Part 111 27)
- Seat Belt assembly required. (Section 29 (1)
These are only a few points, attached is a copy of the Off-Road Vehicles Act which explains in detail what the full rules and regulations are for operating an ORV.
Please note that if these regulations are not followed that charges for these offences will be applied. (Part V11)
In order for everyone to be safe when driving these off-road vehicles please ensure that these regulations are followed. Thank you for your co-operation.
Chief and Council
DOWNLOAD: OffRoadVehicleAct – Manitoba Laws