OPP plan safety blitz along Hwy 62 on Friday afternoon

MADOC — Officers with the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition will be conducting RIDE programs on Friday afternoon on Highway #62 north of Madoc.

The focus of the campaign will be snowmobiles and off road vehicles traveling on local trails and roadways. Police will be checking for impaired driving, speeding, proper helmets, and vehicle registration.

Members of the Bancroft detachment, assisted by the East Region S.A.V.E. (Snow machine, All Terrain Vehicle, and Vessels Enforcement) team and Highway Safety Division, will be taking part in the initiative to the north.

Drivers are reminded to carry proper documentation: a valid Snowmobile Trail Permit, valid driver’s licence, proof of snowmobile ownership, sled registration, sled insurance, and approved snowmobile helmets.

Safe driving on your snowmobile or all terrain vehicle will keep the trails safe for everyone to enjoy.

Avoid high speeds, drive within your capabilities, and never mix drinking with driving any recreational vehicle.

The Quinte Region Traffic Coalition is a partnership of the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit, Belleville Police Service, Stirling-Rawdon Police Service and the OPP Detachments serving Central Hastings, Quinte West, Prince Edward County and Bancroft.

— Centre Hastings OPP press release

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