The Village of Loon Lake has noticed an increased amount of ATV’s being used in the boundaries of the Village. The Council met with Loon Lake RCMP representatives at the April 7, 2022 council meeting, where the council learned that since January, there have been a small amount of concerns/complaints regarding this issue.
If you have concerns regarding the use of ATV’s within the village, please call the RCMP directly. The only way to resolve this continuing issue, is to inform the RCMP . If the RCMP do not know what is going on, they are not able to stop it.
The Council would like to remind everyone of the Saskatchewan All Terrain Vehicles Act, A-18.02 Section 7
No operating on highway
- 7(1) No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle on the travelled portion of a highway.
- (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to any person operating an all terrain vehicle on:
- (a) the travelled portion of any part of a provincial highway in respect of which the administrator has made an order pursuant to subsection 8(1);
- (b) the travelled portion of the whole or any part of a highway, other than a provincial highway, in respect of which a municipality has passed a bylaw pursuant to subsection 9(1).
- (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to any person operating an all terrain vehicle on a highway for the purpose of crossing the highway where:
- (a) the operator stops the vehicle before crossing the highway;
- (b) any passengers on the vehicle leave the vehicle before crossing the highway;
- (c) the operator yields the right of way to any vehicles or pedestrians lawfully using the highway; and
- (d) the operator crosses the highway by the shortest and most direct route of travel available to him.
- (4) Subsection (1) does not apply to any person operating an all terrain vehicle as nearly as practicable to the right hand side of the travelled portion of a highway for the purpose of using a bridge or weir of the highway.
1988-89, c.A-18.02, s.7; 2021, c4, s.5.