In an effort to enhance off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety, the Government of Alberta has recently amended the Traffic Safety Act to include a new OHV Helmet Law. This means that effective May 15, 2017, helmets will be mandatory for those riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public land.
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OHVs include any motorized vehicle built for cross-country travel on land, ice, and snow. Common types of OHV are all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, dirt bikes, utility terrain vehicles, and side-by-sides.

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Paul Mulholland
Peace Officer

Email paul.mulholland (@) mdlsr.ca
Phone 780.849.4888
Toll-Free 1.866.449.4888
Fax 780.849.4939

Rules are in place for a reason.

OBEY POSTED SIGNS, ADHERE TO BYLAWS AND PRACTICE BASIC COMMON SENSE WHEN RIDING AN OTV. PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE INCLUDE FINES AND/OR IMPRISONMENT.

1

Where you Can't Go

No riding within any “Open Space” areas. This includes parks, day-use sites, campgrounds, playgrounds, trails, vacant land and environmental reserves.

2

Where you Can Go

You can ride your OHV on a highway (roadway), or in an area set aside and clearly marked as a designated trail or area for OHV use. That’s it.

3

Helmets are a Must

The Traffic Safety Act includes an OHV Helmet Law. This means that helmets are mandatory for those riding OHVs on public land, unless otherwise exempt.

Off-Road Etiquette

Respect Private Property
Ask permission before using a trail or field. Land owners may have given specific groups permission to use their land, or there may be rules they ask you abide by on their land such as opening and shutting gates. Even if you have asked permission before, it's a good idea to check again if something changes (a gate has been put up, a no trespassing sign, or anything blocking trail entrances). Always leave the trail as you found it.

Provincial Crown Land Recreation Guidelines

Alberta's Guide to Outdoor Recreation on Provincial Crown Land is a new resource for Albertans and other visitors and provides valuable information about outdoor recreation on Crown land.

Click Here to download your copy of the new outdoor recreation guide now!

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