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  • More Charges Against Parents for Letting Underage Children Drive ATVs

    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.

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