ATV driver faces fine for riding on Springwater road with 2-year-old passenger

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Editor's note: This story was first published on Oct.28, 2020

An ATV driver riding along a Springwater road faces a fine after police stopped an adult with a two-year-old passenger on the back on Oct. 25.

The ATV driver was pulled over during a patrol of Simcoe County Forest trails by OPP officers and Central Ontario ATV club trail wardens.

Riding an ATV on a highway with a child under age eight as a passenger carries a $325 fine under the Highway Traffic Act.

Police and trail wardens were also able to help a 33-year-old woman who had injured her arm when she crashed her dirt bike on one of the trails. She was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Four ATV drivers were fined $215 each for not having the required $103 permits to use trails designated for off-road use. Riding in undesignated areas also carries a $215 fine.

Trail permits can be purchased from OFATV and OFTR. For details, refer to https://myoftr.ca or call 855-637-6387.

Rick Vanderlinde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance