St. Paul Mountie Rides ATV 226 kms on Iron Horse Trail
Over the summer, residents of St. Paul may have noticed a bit of extra policing presence in the area. The local detachment has designated a specific officer to provide some enhanced visibility, traffic enforcement, and support. The officer has been out on numerous bicycle patrols of the parks, trails, and other areas of town, has worked alongside provincial traffic officers, and has even been patrolling the area on ATV.
On Monday, August 1, 2016, at the end of the long-weekend, the officer rode 226 km on the Iron Horse Trail from St Paul to Glendon, Glendon to Spedden, Spedden to Elk Point, and back. Numerous riders and trail users were checked along the way. RCMP were pleased to see that everyone checked was riding safe and sober. However, of the nearly two-dozen riders checked, nearly all had some deficiency with their off-highway vehicle documents. Mounties would like to remind all riders that if they are riding anywhere other than private property, their off-highway vehicles need to be insured, registered, and have license plates attached and visible. Failing to do so can result in fines of up to $310 and having your machine towed.
Positive results have been seen from this enhanced effort. This initiative will continue throughout the summer and into the fall.
*Press Release from the St. Paul RCMP Detachment