OPP recommends children under 12 not operate ATV’s and urge parents kids complete safety course

Updated: Apr 16, 2020

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Muskoka Post Staff

As the snow melts and spring arrives Muskoka’s summer toys come out. But the Ontario Provincial Police are warning parents about the dangers of allowing children under the age of 12 to operate Off Road Vehicles.

OPP noted that already this year, a young person tragically lost their life due to an Off Road Vehicle (ORV) accident. “If you decide to let your child drive an ORV, it is important to take the research-backed manufacturers’ recommendations seriously to ensure your child is driving a vehicle that is safe for their age, weight and skill level. Adult supervision is also recommended so that families can ride safely together.” - OPP The OPP and Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicle Clubs strongly recommend having your child complete a safety course such as those offered by the Canadian ATV Safety Institute (https://bit.ly/2Xp36TA) and Canadian Safety Council (https://bit.ly/2Rrx59L) to ensure good habits and safety are learned from the outset.

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