Safety Requirements
What to wear:
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An Appropriate Helmet
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Goggles
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Gloves
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Over the Ankle Boots
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Long Sleeved Shirt
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Long Pants
What to Do:
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Always keep feet firmly on footrests
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Ease off the throttle when entering
corners
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Shift your body weight into the turn
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Move forward in the seat and keep a
steady speed when climbing hills
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For more information about keeping
control, call the Public Health Service at
905-546-3162
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Information, visit:
www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca
www.ofatv.org
www.hamiltonatvriders.ca
www.gorideontario.com
www.safety-council.org
www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/
pubs/atv/index.shtml
www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/
pubs/atv/ATV-en.pdf
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Trespassing
Unless posted for ATV use, you are
trespassing if you don’t have the
property owner’s written permission.
Trespassing is a serious offence. If you
are caught trespassing, you can be
arrested and subject to fines under the
Trespass to Property Act of up to
$2,000.00. This includes, but is not
limited to, riding on:
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railroad property,
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Conservation Areas and parks,
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beaches,
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private property (includes farms,
fields, and open spaces) without
written permission, and

Utility Corridors (includes Hydro
and Pipeline Corridors).
Creeks, streams and tall grass are home to
wildlife. Please help preserve their habitat and
the City of Hamilton’s diverse ecosystems by
avoiding these environmentally sensitive areas.
Please note, Conservation Areas and Parks are
off limits at all times. Use of ATV’s and other
vehicles have resulted in over $100,000 in trail
repairs and access prevention through gates and
fences.
Spend your money on
ATV’s, not the law
You can be charged if:

operating on City of Hamilton
roadways (exemptions exist for
farmers, public works employees,
and land owners travelling between
portions of their property divided by
a roadway),

not carrying registration and
insurance (this must be kept with you
at all times when off your own
property),

not wearing a helmet meeting the
standards of the Highway Traffic Act
while operating on premises other
than property owned by the vehicle
owner (helmets certified by DOT,
SNELL, or other manufacturers that
meet the standard), or

trespassing
Roads
As no By-Law currently exists
permitting the operation of ATV’s on
City of Hamilton roadways, their use on
Hamilton roadways is currently
prohibited. There are exemptions for
farmers, public works employees, and
land owners travelling between portions
of their property divided by a roadway.
Unsure of
where to ride?
Contact the Hamilton ATV Riders at
hamiltonatvriders@hotmail.ca or visit their
website at www.hamiltonatvriders.ca
For more information about the law and your
ATV, call Hamilton Police Service at
905-546-4925 or visit
www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/HPS/TrafficSafety
For more information about age appropriate
machines, contact your manufacturer or the
Hamilton ATV Riders at
hamiltonatvriders@hotmail.com
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