17 snowmobilers ticketed on active logging road

Last week Clearwater RCMP reported they had received a call that there were disgusting words spray painted on the sign at kilometer zero of the Finn Creek Forest Service Road.

  • Dec. 27, 2010 8:00 a.m.

Last week Clearwater RCMP reported they had received a call that there were disgusting words spray painted on the sign at kilometer zero of the Finn Creek Forest Service Road.

On Dec. 10, in response to that complaint, the Clearwater RCMP and Forestry Compliance and Enforcement Branch set up a joint road check approximately one kilometer up Finn Creek Road.

Police stated the purpose of this check was to speak to any vehicular traffic using the road, as well as keep an eye out for any snowmobiles running on the active logging road, as it is illegal to operate a snowmobile or ATV on an active road.

“I can’t imagine how it would feel to be driving a fully loaded logging truck and have a sled come around the corner directly at your rig,” noted an officer, “Does one swerve to avoid injuring someone and lose their load or worse, or live with the fact that they hit someone?”

By the end of the day 17 snowmobiles were found operating on the road. All of them received violation tickets and were redirected to the Foam Creek area where they could enjoy their sport legally.

The RCMP noted that a lot of ongoing work and effort is being made by several organizations and groups to try to eliminate these kinds of conflicts.

“If everyone just has a little patience, respects others and the law, there will be more than enough room for everyone to enjoy the beautiful outdoors that our area boasts,” say police.

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