Community Safety Reminder regarding Golf Carts and ATV’s

A brief reminder to residents and guests that Golf Carts and ATVs (including quads and side-by-sides) are not permitted travel on Town of Naicam municipal property including municipal roads, streets, right of ways, trails or parks within the Town’s municipal limits.

Below is an excerpt from SGI on rules and regulations regarding safe and legal operation of ATV’s.

ATV’s

You must be 16 years of age and hold a valid driver’s licence to operate an ATV on public lands.

Youth between the ages of 12 and 15 can operate an ATV on public land and may cross roads (but cannot drive on roads) if they have passed an approved ATV training course, or if they’re supervised by someone who has held a driver’s licence continuously for the last 365 days. The supervising rider can be riding a different ATV or be on the same ATV as the youth. (Naicam does not authorize ATV’s on municipal roads or streets or on any municipal property)

SAFETY

Always wear an approved motorcycle helmet and appropriate protective eye wear – both are legally required when operating or riding on ATVs in public areas and recommended always.

Use a buddy system when operating an ATV and do not carry a passenger if the ATV is not built for it.

WHERE CAN I DRIVE MY ATV?

You can drive an ATV on Crown land and highway right of ways. Like any vehicle, riders must obey  traffic rules.

You can only drive an ATV on the travelled portion of a road or street, in the following circumstances:

  • on a road or street authorized by a local bylaw (Naicam does not authorize ATV’s on municipal roads or streets or on any municipal property)
  • on a road or street authorized by the Highway Traffic Board (HTB)
  • when crossing a road or bridge (unless prohibited by local bylaw or the HTB)

To drive an ATV on private land, you need the permission of the owner or occupant.