Wasaga Beach passes bylaw to allow ATVs on municipal roads
Published Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:42PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:15PM EDT
All-terrain vehicles will be a more common sight in Wasaga Beach after council voted in favour of new bylaws on Tuesday night.
Town council passed the bylaws that will allow ATVs, multi-purpose off-highway utility vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles to travel on the shoulder of municipal roads.
“Residents and visitors to Wasaga Beach are welcome to drive their ATV, UTV and recreational off-highway vehicles from April 1stto Nov. 30thbetween the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days per week on the shoulder of municipal roads,” the town said in a statement.
However, vehicles will not be allowed on the beach or along the north or the northwesterly limit of any shoreline road.
“The beach front is out of bounds. There are no motorized vehicles allowed on the beach,” says Smith. “At the end of the day, this gives them the ability to ride on the side of the road or the shoulder of the road and they also have a reduced speed.”
Police say riders will need to have a licenced vehicle, insurance and a helmet before they can cruise through town.
“You have to have a driver’s licence and you have to be of a certain age and certain requirements on the ATV,” says OPP Const. Chris Lesage.
The speed limit for these vehicles will be 20 km/h.