RCMP Charge Parent of Illegal ATV Driver #nltraffic
RCMP is laying charges against the parent of a 15-year-old boy after he was caught driving an ATV illegally in Bay Roberts.
On Wednesday afternoon RCMP noted and ATV being operated with the flow of traffic on the main, paved portion of the roadway.
The officer noted the ATV being operated through the community on main thoroughfares, at times exceeding the posted speed limit in residential areas. On numerous occasions, the ATV could have left the roadway and made use of the trail systems.
Police eventually intercepted the adult-sized ATV and found it was being operated by a 15-year-old boy. Operators of full-sized ATVs must be 16 years of age and older. The bike was seized and the boy’s parent will be charged for permitting underage operation of the ATV.