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Road Safety

 When you are walking, walk with a grown-up if you're younger than ten.

If you're old enough to cross streets alone:

     *cross at corners and stay in the crosswalk

     *look for moving cars to the left, then to the right, then to the left again before you step into the street

Play your games in a safe place away from traffic


ATV Safety for Kids from Community Safety Net

ATV is a motor-driven, all-terrain vehicle.

Like snowmobiles, ATV's require special care in operation.  It's easy to be injured if you're not well prepared.

Read the vehicle owner's manual and follow your vehicle owner's manual.

Manufacturer's guidelines suggest that no one under age 16 should operate an ATV with an engine larger than 90cc.  They also recommend an engine between 70 and 90cc for youth under 12, and an engine 70cc or smaller for children under age 6.  Although you may be old enough to ride a certain size ATV, not all youth have the strength, skills or maturity needed to operate it safely.


A helmet is the most important piece of safety gear for an ATV operator.  If designed for ATV use, a helmet can prevent serious head injuries.  Helmets used for bicycling, skateboarding, and rollerblading should NOT be used on ATV's because they lack face protection and the ability to absorb energy on impact.

Look for helmets with a label from the Canadian National Standards Institute, Department of Transportation or the Snell Memorial Foundation to verify that the helmet has been safety tested.  The helmet must also be able to resist a blow from a sharp object, stay in place, and provide a minimum amount of peripheral (side) vision.  Correct size is essential, especially for young operators.


A face shield may be part of the helmet.  If not wear an ANSI-approved pair of goggles, or glasses with hard-coated polycarbonate lenses.  They will protect your eyes from rocks, twigs, branches, flying dirt, insects, or water, which can cause you to lose control or damage your eyes.

A face shield or goggles should be free from scratches and should be shatterproof, fastened securely and well ventilated to prevent fogging.  Sunglasses do not provide eye protection on an ATV.


Gloves protect hands and reduce soreness from the pressure of holding the handle bars.

Boots protect from trail debris and keep feet properly placed on the footrest, which is important in maintaining balance and control of the ATV.  Your boots should have a sturdy grip sole with a heel.

Long-sleeved shirt or jacket and long pants to protect arms and legs from trail debris and branches.  Proper clothing also protects the operator from sunburn, frostbite adn wetness.  Choose clothing that will keep the water out.



There are no legal, designated trails in the City of Greater Sudbury for ATV's adn that ATV's are not allowed on any road in Greater Sudbury.

If you have questions regarding the use of off-road vehicles you can locate the information in the traffic section located on the website's main page.