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Snowmobile drivers charged for not having trail permits

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 24, 2013 - 11:55 AM |
Six snowmobile drivers were charged when they were caught on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trails without a trail permit, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.

On the weekend of Dec. 20-22, members of the traffic management unit, rural squad and District 12 STOP officers conducted snowmobile patrols with in the City of Greater Sudbury. A total of 56 snowmobiles were checked.

One ATV operator was issued a ticket for operating his ATV on a highway with no helmet.

“With the recent snowfall with in our region, there has been an increase in snowmobilers utilizing local trails,” said Greater Sudbury Police Service in a news release. “Police would like to remind the public to use extreme caution as not all trails are open and ice conditions are still unpredictable. It is important to plan your trip ahead, wear proper clothing and protective equipment and be sure to tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.”

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