‘Fierce battle’: Caledon OPP accuses dirt bike rider of allegedly not having insurance, license or helmet
The driver of a dirt bike who allegedly had no insurance or license and was not wearing a helmet was arrested by Caledon Police on Tuesday August 16 and charged.
“Safe and legal operation of a vehicle shouldn’t be a daunting task,” said Caledon OPP Constable. Ian Michel in an article on social networks.
Police say the driver was heading north on Queen Street in downtown Bolton around noon and passed a stopped police cruiser.
“We have received many complaints about off-road vehicles being used in communities like Bolton and Southfields,” Michel said.
The driver also reportedly had no protective gear, but was wearing flip-flops and shorts.
“Community members are reminded that off-road vehicles should only be used on approved trails and not on main streets,” explained Michel. Dirt bikes, if registered and insured, can be used as a motorcycle, but the driver also needs an appropriate motorcycle license, police said.
“Over the past few weeks, we have arrested and charged several people driving vehicles such as dirt bikes, ATVs and even golf carts,” Michel said. In one case, several youths were allegedly arrested on Columbia Way while “riding” in a golf cart, he said.
“We appreciate the community’s involvement in reporting these occurrences as it helps us properly record and search for these vehicles,” Michel said.