Legalize UTVs and 2up ATVs in Ontario
Dear Mr. Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Transportation.
For several years now, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's) have been defined by Ontario Regulation 316/03. This Legislation however, doesn't consider the upwards trend that is taking place in the market with ATV's manufactured for 2 people (2ups) and Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV's). Currently, the manufactures have set the safety standards. Now it is time we get them legalized on equal terms with the rest of the ATV's.
These same manufactures have developed touring snowmobiles (for 2 people) and they are accepted by the Ministry, so why should the ATV's be treated any different There have been many 2 ups and UTV's sold in Ontario, but due to the current definitions in Ontario Regulation 316/03. ATV organizations and clubs have a hard time providing safe and secure access for these vehicles on their trail systems. As they are not allowed on the road links needed to connect trails.
We here-by request Ontario Regulation 316/03 be revised to include 2ups and UTV's.