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ATVs catching the eye of OPP officers

In 2018, the North East Region (NER) had four Off-Road Vehicle fatalities. 
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A couple of ATV incidents are making the news.

On May 11, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the OPP Mattawa Detachment, the Calvin Township Fire Department and Nipissing Paramedic Services responded to a single vehicle accident involving an all-terrain vehicle on Highway 630 in Calvin Township.   

The driver suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital.   

On May 4, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Sudbury OPP officers saw a yellow ATV speeding on Highway 17 in Wahnapitae. The ATV operator carried two passengers. and all appeared to be young. The OPP tried to conduct a traffic stop but the ATV fled.

Now the OPP is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the ATV and the operator/passengers. 

The OPP says the operator of an ATV must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid G2, M2 licence or greater when operating an ATV on a roadway. No passengers are allowed on an ATV.

The Speed Limits for ATVs are: 

  • Maximum speed limit is 20km/h for posted speed limit of 50km/h or less
  • Maximum speed limit is 50km/h for posted speed limit more than 50km/h

In 2018, the North East Region (NER) had four Off Road Vehicle fatalities. ORVs include ATVs, Side-by-Sides and Utility-Terrain Vehicles.

Anybody with information regarding this incident should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.