More charges have been laid against parents following two separate instances of young people using ATVs illegally—this time on the Northern Peninsula.
Flowers Cove RCMP have charged the parents of a 12-year-old boy in Anchor Point for operating an ATV in the middle of the road in that community on October 3.
Meanwhile, the parents of a 14-year-old ATV driver were charged after the boy became stuck in a bog hole while trying to avoid police on the evening of October 4.
Young people under the age of 16 are not allowed to drive full-size ATVs without supervision, according to the law.
In both cases the ATVs were impounded.
This follows a growing call for stricter legislation surrounding illegal ATV use in the province.
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador recently passed a resolution brought forward by the Town of Holyrood asking for government to toughen up legislation and enforce stricter penalties.