City updates off road vehicle bylaws

City council has amended its ATV and snowmobile bylaws to ensure more stringent requirements for riders on Whitehorse trails.

City council has amended its ATV and snowmobile bylaws to ensure more stringent requirements for riders on Whitehorse trails.

Recreational vehicle users will now have to carry a valid license, registration, insurance and safe riding card within city limits.

Keith Lay, speaking on behalf of Active Trails Whitehorse Association, suggested the city also add a fifth item to the list – wearing a helmet.

Although that requirement is mentioned elsewhere in the bylaws, Lay argued people wouldn’t notice it as easily.

Council debated the idea for some time before agreeing to the amendment.

Both bylaws passed third reading at Monday’s meeting.

The amendments to the bylaws were made following changes to the territory’s Motor Vehicles Act last fall.

The new legislation comes into effect next month. Riders outside of Whitehorse will not have to abide by any of the aforementioned rules.

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