SAFTEY & RULES
Snowmobiles can be operated on the operator’s private property or the private property of a property owner that has given explicit permission to the operator(s). Snowmobiles can be operated on the approved trails of the PEI Snowmobile Association with the purchase of a permit.
Snowmobile operators and passengers who enter private property with or without the permission of the land owner accept all risks related to the operation of the Snowmobile unless a danger has been deliberately created on the property with intent or doing harm or damage to the operator/passenger.
No person shall operate a Snowmobile on any land without the expressed permission of the land owner/tenant.
Consequences to breaking the Law: Under the Trespass to Property Act, Snowmobile operators found guilty of willfully trespassing on private property are liable for a fine of not less than $200.00 and not more than $2000.00. Under the Off-Highway Vehicle Act Regulations operating a Snowmobile on any private land without permission is liable for a fine of $225 upon conviction
No person shall operate a snowmobile:
- While their ability is impaired by alcohol or drugs
- On any land without the expressed permission of the owner of that land
- Ride at excessive speed or in a manner which might endanger the safety of persons or property
Persons operating a snowmobile should:
- Wear a safety helmet at all times, this includes passengers
- Obey traffic signals
- Yield to all traffic at road crossings
- Obey all wardens
- Directly supervise all children under the age of 15, and hold a valid drivers license
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