Prince George, B.C. – Off-road restrictions go into effect at noon today.
B.C.’s Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has announced the operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational purposes on Crown land will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre.
In addition, the ministry says all on-highway vehicles must remain on defined road structures.
The restrictions have been issued to help prevent human-caused wildfires and to protect public safety.
The prohibition does not apply to private lands or national parks. It also does not apply to emergency responders or to agriculture or commercial/industrial users who operate vehicles for farming, emergency response or business purposes.
Anyone found in contravention of this off-road vehicle prohibition may be issued a ticket in the amount of $767.
If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all the firefighting and associated costs.
To report an off-road violation, call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.