Conservation Officers and Police Checking for insurance May 2012
Just got confirmation of a CO checkpoint in Squamish.
If you know any Dirt Bikers (I know that you do) let them know that the must carry insurance, drivers licence and spark arrester for the exhaust if they are going to ride along a FSR. Whats and FSR you ask, well just about anything out there but you will find they are only enforcing on Main FSRs to date.
You can expect heavy enforcement in the Chilliwack River Valley
Copy of the email I received
Squamish - Insurance compliance update: Sat May 27 & Sun May 28th at the Forest Service Road ( FSR) known as the Mamquam.
On both days Provincial Conservation Officers (CO) asked for proof of insurance. The officers were peaceful, and friendly. Both times I was asked, my motorcycle was still in my truck, and hadn't been ridin yet. , I guess there is a presumption that you are going to ride on the FSR, although you can acess the trail head without being on the FSR if you know the area, i dont think the trails require insurance.
The CO's had no shortage of people to check and it looked like a few riders ended up with tickets. According to the CO I talked to, spark arresters will be checked also as we move into forest fire high alert weather.
Buy some insurance from BCORMA-the platinum pass and be certain of your coverage, or at least be up to date with exactly where you are able to ride without the insurance. ,( print off the trail map and bring it with you, to show you are in the know.) You also need to carry ID.
Red rider from the NVan hood
DSBC Participating Member
...and it's about time! I hope they get after the idiotic free-range campers that leave all their garbage too! </rant>
Originally Posted by tomcycle
As for insurance, I take it that the ICBC-offering is good enough?
Insurance is not a big deal for us as we carry ICBC coverage, but most Dirt Bikers carry no insurance, must be a carry over from the wild west, when men where men and we didnt need no stinking insurance.
My experience so far this year has been good around the Tamihi area, the campground has been packed with ORV enthusiasts and there has been a lot of co operation. much of the yahoo factor around the campground has been down to a dull roar compared to the past.
I am a hunter and have always been amazed how much junk fellow hunters leave behind from their hunting trip, The grad parties have started so we will see how things shape up over the next couple of weeks