Originally Posted by brothergrimms
they cant inforce the insurance un less they gave the quads and dirt bikers a offroad park then they can their is know no offroad park so the fines are unconatustionalin all other provs have offroad parks for the dirtbikers and for the quads you have to have insurance their tryin to push the insurance on you thats all their doin
Not even close . You are confuseing actual rights with perceived rights
Of course they create laws and enforce them .
As for Canadian Constituition
(where should i start) it is not withstanding so in effect any perceived right in canada can be ignored by the powers that be if it is felt to be in the publics interest ( the governments at least) .
We dont have truely inalienable rights nor do we have any property rights in Canada so if the Gov decided that quads were too dangereous they could take them away for the publics own good and they would not have to compensate you a nickle for it.
as for insurance? that has been on the books for ages thanks to the NDP, but it is only recently that it is being enforced
as for the MVA section 221 covers helmet use which only specifys only MC as needing them
Motorcycle safety helmets
(1) A person who operates or rides as a passenger on a motorcycle without properly wearing a motorcycle safety helmet commits an offence.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a helmet that has, by regulations that may be made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, been designated as an approved motorcycle safety helmet, is deemed to be a motorcycle safety helmet.
(3) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations exempting any person or class of persons from the requirements of this section and prescribing conditions for those exemptions
Definitions list a MC as a 2 or 3 wheeled vehicle
means a motor vehicle that runs on 2 or 3 wheels and has a saddle or seat for the driver to sit astride;
They dont seem to have a listing in the act for ATVs
now there is an ATV act but i dont recal seeing the helmet requirment there but it could be. Very often an officer will hand out a ticket even if it is incorrect and the onus is now on you to prove it does not apply. 99% of the time folks will pay it because it is easier.