Southern Georgian Bay OPP as well as municipal officials have received several complaints from area residents involving golf carts and Off Road Vehicles (ORV) that are being operated on the roadways near the beach areas of Tiny Township.
Golf carts are not permitted on roadways – period. They are designed strictly for use on private property, such as golf courses.
It is the responsibility of the operator to know and abide by the established laws, including by-laws and equipment requirements. Parents of young persons under that age of 16 years found to be operating a golf cart or an ORV on a municipal roadway can be held legally responsible under the Highway Traffic Act for permitting operation of the vehicle.
OPP officers on patrol remind all Off Road Vehicle (ORV) riders that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails. Through community partnerships with ORV organizations such as the OFATV and the Safe and Sober Awareness Committee, we strive to educate the public about safe ORV operation practices.
You can also reach the OPP by calling 1 888 310-1122 (toll-free in Ontario). Our Provincial Communications Centres operate 24/7, answering emergency and non-emergency calls for service. Many less serious incidents can be reported online.