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.
About time. Alberta has had this on for awhile. It’s not worth putting people’s homes and jobs at risk.
$767 isn’t going to deter them, adding a zero to the end of that might.
These fines for everything ( speeding, undo care and attention, texting etc ) are so out dated and menial what is the purpose, it sure isn’t to deter anyone.
And for those who can’t figure out a map, the diagonal crosses are the off road prohibitions. So don’t go calling in people in the prince George area
bcracer you must have a pile of money because Im solid middle class and 700+ really gets my attention. The people often causing the issues dont have the money either way but are just to stupid or arrogant to care. Money is not always the solution. Any ammount is good enough for those of us who are not stupid. Enforcement and education in general is the real deterant. A 700 fine is useless if nobody gets one.
I don’t need them to get my attention, thus don’t care what the fine is, as I will never be subjected to having to pay for it. I agree, those who are doing this really don’t care. They are probably the same people who race through school and playgrounds areas, tailgate and other assorted activities.
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