There have been incidents of injury and property damage resulting from the careless use of these machines. It is, once again, the DRIVER'S responsibility to ensure that THEY know, understand and abide by these regulations and the new provincial laws, not only for their safety but also for the safety and well-being of others in the community. Snowmobiles can be a great source of fun and enjoyment if operated safely and within the established guidelines.
All vehicles which are to be operated on public (or Town) roads must be licensed or insured and all regulations regarding their operation under license must be followed (i.e. operator must be 16 years of age and have a valid operator’s license, insurance).
ATVs can only operate off the owner’s property and within Town limits, by the most direct route available in order to operate these machines outside of the Town boundaries. Driving on/over lawns and through parks are not allowed.
The RCMP will be enforcing the bylaw and provincial Acts.
All ATVs within the Town of White City must be registered and fees paid as per the bylaw.
A Message from S/Sgt T. Brothen, NCO i/c Regina Detachment
Due to the large number of complaints received in relation to the travel of All Terrain Motor vehicles (ATV). including motorbikes and dirt bikes, in the Town of White City, I thought I would take the opportunity to educate the citizens of White City on the legal requirements of ATV use.
You must hold a valid drivers license and be 16 years of age.
If you are between the ages of 12 and 15 you may operate an ATV under the direct supervision of someone who has their license for at least one year or the operator must have taken the ATV course.
The ATV has to be insured within the meaning of the Saskatchewan Insurance Act.
You must wear an approved helmet and eye protection.
The ATV cannot be operated on the traveled portion of any road or highway.
The White City Municipal bylaw states that residents may operate an ATV within the corporate limits to gain entry or exit to their residence. You must take the most direct route out of town or the most direct route to your residence.
Due to the large number of complaints about the manner that the ATVs are being operated and the total disregard for the use of same, I have instructed the RCMP Members of Regina Detachment that any contravention detected will result in charges being laid, with no discretion. In addition, the ATV will be towed with the tow bill and storage cost borne by the owner. In the event you have any questions on this, please feel free to contact White Butte RCMP Detachment.