The Sûreté du Québec, with the collaboration of the Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec and the Ministère des Transports, is planning increased enforcement on trails across the Outaouais-Laurentides on February 19 and 20, as part of IMPACT Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Operations.

The increased police presence aims to make ORV drivers aware of the importance to adopt responsible and safe behaviours. Interventions will be carried out on the trails as well as at the intersections of public roads with drivers of ORVs who behave in ways that compromise their safety and that of other users.

Particular attention will be paid to impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs or both, excessive speed, and disobeying stop signs at the intersections of trails and public roads.

The Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec invites snowmobile enthusiasts to adopt safe practices that respect the environment populations bordering the trails.


Safety tips

  • Ride on marked trails and avoid unmarked bodies of water: ice conditions at
    some places can represent a significant risk for people who venture off the trails
  • Avoid riding alone and always tell someone close to the planned route
  • Be particularly vigilant at public road crossings
  • Keep to the right at all times
  • Obey the signs
  • Adjust your speed based on weather and trail conditions.

Reminder of regulations

  • The maximum speed limit on the trails is 50 km/h for quads and 70km/h for snowmobilers
  • Everyone must comply with the signs on the trails
  • Persons between the ages of 16 and 17, in addition to obtaining a certificate of aptitude issued
    by the different federations, must hold a valid driving licence.
  • Off-road vehicle drivers must valid driver’s licence at all times. ATV riders and snowmobilers are subject to the same laws as motorists with respect to driving impaired by drugs, alcohol or a combination
    both.

For further information, go to:

Québec.ca/LoiVHR or Quebec.ca/VHR Safety