The St. Paul RCMP have dedicated some resources to traffic of a different kind this summer.
The detachment has assigned a specific officer to provide patrols on bike and ATV, covering the parks, trails, and other areas of town.
Yesterday was a particularly busy one for the officer, riding 226 km on the Iron Horse Trail from St Paul to Glendon, Glendon to Spedden, Spedden to Elk Point, and back. Multiple checks up and down the trail revealed everyone the officer came across to be riding their ATVs safe and sober, much to the detachment’s delight. However, of the nearly two-dozen riders checked, nearly all had something wrong with their off-highway vehicle documents. Mounties would like to remind all riders that if they are riding anywhere other than private property, their off-highway vehicles need to be insured, registered, and have license plates attached and visible. Failing to do so can result in fines of up to $310 and having your machine towed.
The initiative will continue throughout the summer and into the fall.