ATVs & Snowmobiles (Bylaw 1-15)

A BYLAW OF THE TOWN OF ROCKGLEN TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES AND SNOWMOBILES

The Council of the Town of Rockglen, in the Province of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:

In this bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires, the expression:

a) “All Terrain Vehicle” means a self-propelled vehicle that:
Is designed primarily for the movement of people or goods on unprepared surfaces, and
Has wheels in contact with the ground and without restricting the generality of the foregoing shall include:
mini-bikes
motorbikes
all three and four wheeled vehicles in the nature of all terrain vehicles.
b) “Council” shall mean the Council of the Town of Rockglen;
c) “Driver’s License” means a driver’s license issued pursuant to The Vehicle Administration Act.
d) “Registered” means registered pursuant to The Vehicle Administration Act.
e) “Snowmobile” shall have the same meaning as defined in The Snowmobile Act.
f) “Street” shall mean every highway, public road, street, avenue, lane drive or public place intended for use of vehicles.
g) “Town” shall mean within the corporate limits of the Town of Rockglen, Province of Saskatchewan.
“Administrator” shall mean the administrator of the Town of Rockglen.
i) “Designated Officer” shall mean an employee or agent of the Municipality appointed by Council.

ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE REGULATIONS
a) No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle within the Town of Rockglen except as authorized pursuant to this bylaw.

No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle within the Town limits unless the operator holds a valid driver’s license and is insured against liability arising out of bodily injury to or the death of a person or loss or damage to property caused by the all terrain vehicle or the operation thereof.

Permitted Route
a) The streets may be used by an operator of an all terrain vehicle but only for the purpose of traveling the most direct route between the place within the Town where the all terrain vehicle is kept and an area outside of the Town where it is intended to be used.

The highway ditches may be used by an operator of an all terrain vehicle and all terrain vehicles may cross the highway or bridges for the purpose of traveling the most direct route between the place within the Town where the all terrain vehicle is kept and an area outside of the Town where it is intended to be used.

No person shall ride, drive or operate an all terrain vehicle, in, across, upon or through any boulevard, park, playground, public reserve or any property owned or controlled by the Town of Rockglen.

No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle on any street in the Town of Rockglen except at a careful and prudent speed having regard to all the circumstances, but at no time shall exceed thirty (30) kilometers per hour.

No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle within the Town in such a manner as to create a nuisance or undue annoyance to residents or other persons in the Town.
No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle upon any property in such a manner that is dangerous to other persons or property.

No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle so as to travel two (2) abreast on a street within Town limits.

Private Property
Nothing in this Bylaw shall prevent a person from operating an all terrain vehicle on private property, if such operation is for the purpose of clearing and/or removing snow.

Hours of Operation
No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle within the limits of the Town between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

SNOWMOBILE REGULATIONS
a) No person shall operate a snowmobile within the Town of Rockglen except as authorized pursuant to this bylaw.

b) No person shall operate a snowmobile within the Town limits unless the operator holds a valid driver’s license and the snowmobile is registered.

Permitted Route
a) The streets may be used by an operator of a snowmobile but only for the purpose of traveling the most direct route between the place within the Town where the snowmobile is kept and an area outside of the Town where it is intended to be used.

The highway ditches may be used by an operator of a snowmobile and snowmobiles may cross the highway or bridges for the purpose of traveling the most direct route between the place within the Town where the snowmobile is kept and an area outside of the Town where it is intended to be used.

No person shall ride, drive or operate a snowmobile, in, across, upon or through any boulevard, park, playground, public reserve or any property owned or controlled by the Town of Rockglen.

No person shall operate a snowmobile on any street in the Town of Rockglen except at a careful and prudent speed having regard to all the circumstances, but at no time shall exceed thirty (30) kilometers per hour.

No person shall operate a snowmobile within the Town in such a manner as to create a nuisance or undue annoyance to residents or other persons in the Town.

No person shall operate a snowmobile upon any property in such a manner that is dangerous to other persons or property.

No person shall operate a snowmobile so as to travel two (2) abreast on a street within Town limits.

Hours of Operation
No person shall operate a snowmobile within the limits of the Town between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

PENALTIES
Any person who contravenes any provision of this Bylaw is guilty of an offence and liable upon summary conviction:
to a fine of not less than $250.00 and not more than $500.00
NOTICE OF VIOLATION
A violator of any of the subsections of this Bylaw, upon being served with a Notice of Violation, may during the regular office hours, voluntarily pay the penalty at the municipal office within seven (7) days and upon payment as so provided, that person shall not be liable to prosecution of the offence.

REPEAL
Bylaw No. 11, a bylaw to prohibit children being on the streets after the hour of nine o’clock;
Bylaw No. 19, a bylaw prohibiting the depositing of dirt, stones, filth, dist or rubbish upon the roads, lanes or public places;
Bylaw No. T-71, a bylaw to appoint municipal heritage advisory committee members;
Bylaw No. 2-88, a bylaw controlling the licensing, regulating and impounding of dogs;
Bylaw No. 1-98, a bylaw authorizing entering into an agreement with the Rockglen community rink board;
Bylaw No. 4-11, a bylaw to regulate the operation of all terrain vehicles and snowmobiles; and
Bylaw No. 10-14, a bylaw to regulate the operation of all terrain vehicles and snowmobiles are hereby repealed.

COMING INTO FORCE
This Bylaw shall come into force and take effect on the final passing thereof.