Southern Georgian Bay OPP officer Kris Beatty is doing his part to try to reduce the number of accidents on area snowmobile trails.
Beatty has been tasked with organizing a proactive snowmobile patrol for the Southern Georgian Bay detachment area.
“This encompasses enforcing all of the laws on the trails, getting our sleds out on the frozen water ways when it is safe to do so and educating the public on snowmobile safety,” said Beatty.
Officer David Hobson joined Beatty at Factory Recreation in Midland on Dec. 1 to get a jump on the start of snowmobile season by educating local sledders. There main message — drinking and snowmobiling is the same as drinking and driving.
“The mentality is that drinking and driving a…