Council Asks Police For Opinion About ATV On Local Roads
In a letter addressed to Council for tonight’s Council meeting, it seems that the Chief of Police Michael Osborne was asked to provide comments about the potential for Council to make bylaws that would pave the way for ATV (all terrain vehicles) to be allowed to operate on some or all of Midland streets, parks and trails.
The chief’s response is lengthy and contains many citations and links for further reading and consideration but in a word: NO.
While looking for artwork to accompany this story, I found many websites such as those quoted by the police chief that warn of the perils of allowing off-road vehicles to be used on-road, along with some disturbing statistics. Read the letter below, have a look at some of the stats. Here is just one: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr/statusreport/article/48/9/2
The letter to Council, found in the information package that Council is provided in preparation for each meeting contains the following: