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    Tread Lightly vs. Driving Like a Tool

    What laws, if any, are in place to enforce respectable driving on the trails? Is there anything stopping wheelers from driving like a complete tool and causing significant damage to the trails?

    Please note, I have absolutely NO desire to do this. As someone that wants to keep the trails open, my wheeling style (yes Tim, I wheel) as well as the wheeling style of those that I hit the trails with, is to respect the environment.

    I know the MNR can come in and close a section of crown land to motorized vehicles, but this is after the fact.
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    I have been doing a little research on this. There are a number of pieces of legislation which pertain in part to places we wheel. Some pertain to places we DON'T wheel (Provincial Parks, Reserves etc.). The closest piece of legislation I have found dealing with Crown Land, is the Public Lands Act http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/sta...es_90p43_e.htm

    In there, I can't find anything specific to what you're describing.

    In a broader sense, there is the Careless Driving section of the Off Road Vehicles Act:

    Careless driving

    16. Every person who drives an off-road vehicle without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons is guilty of an offence. R.S.O. 1990, c. O.4, s. 16.


    Again, I don't think that is exactly what you're looking for though. I will make some more inquiries with my MNR colleagues and get back to you if I can find anything. I think you would agree, that we in the 4x4 community must self-police as best as we can......
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    For some further discussion on basically what I posted above, please refer to:

    http://www.jeepkings.ca/forums/showt...ginal-question

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