On July 26, members of RCMP Southwest Traffic Services, Meteghan RCMP, fishery officers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Meteghan Detachment and conservation officers from the Nova Scotia Department of Environment participated in a multi-agency off-highway vehicle enforcement operation.
A total of eight enforcement officers from the different agencies participated in the initiative, which used both marked and unmarked enforcement vehicles, and also ATVs, side-by-sides and trail bikes. Enforcement officers conducted several checkpoints both on and off-trail in several different locations. The operation resulted in several infractions under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle and Off-Highway Vehicle Acts:
• 1 revoked driver
• 1 seven-day suspension
• 3 tickets issued under the NS MVA
• 3 tickets issued under the NS OHVA
• 5 warnings issued under the NS OHVA
One vehicle was impounded and two vehicles failed to stop for enforcement officers. In total, between 20 and 25 vehicles were checked for compliance. Fishery officers also took the opportunity to assess any potential fisheries infractions and to answer questions about regulations.
Police relied on tips provided from the public about specific areas where off-highway vehicle use is a problem.
The RCMP continue to encourage members of the public to call them to report any unsafe driving, and that includes roads and trails.
To contact the RCMP anywhere in Nova Scotia, call 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip, or use the P3 Tips App.