Whitehorse has released a draft of its new ATV Bylaw.
The new rules, which can be viewed on the city website, are meant to replace the old bylaw, which now more than 20 years old.
If the bylaw passes as is, it will become mandatory for riders to complete a city-approved safety course and an examination.
They’ll also be required to carry their Safe ATV Card on them at all times.
Riding without that card will carry a fine of $150.
The new bylaw lays out a number of new fines for everything from speeding to making too much noise.
It also lists roadways and areas that will be made off limits to off road vehicles, including cemeteries and open water.
The hope is to have it passed in June or early July, said the city’s manager of bylaw services, Dave Pruden, in a previous interview.
“Should there be any delays in the process it could complicate things because a lot of people are not around in the summer, and we want to ensure that there’s public engagement with the bylaw process,” he said. “Ideally we do not want to do that through the summer months, so if there are delays the ATV bylaw could be pushed forward for a significant amount of time.”
The city is also conducting another online survey to gather public input on the draft bylaw, which will run until May 21.
The draft bylaw will get first reading by city council on May 28.