Members of the Comox Valley RCMP’s Traffic Section and Rural Section met with School District 71 representatives and the principal of Miracle Beach School recently.
Discussions were in relation to ongoing concerns related to the operation of all-terrain vehicles across the playground area and sports field at the school.
There is an intricate trail system in the area of the school and there are several access points to school property from these trails. Dirt bike operators have been riding across the school’s playground area and sports field.
Along with the damage done to the grass field, school officials are concerned that a child may be struck by one of these vehicles.
Section 4 of the Motor Vehicle (All Terrain) Act states that, “A person must not operate an all terrain vehicle in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or cause injury or damage to a person or property of another.”
The Act also states that, “A person must not operate an all terrain vehicle on private property without the consent of the owner, lessee or occupant of it.”
The Comox Valley RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for these offences. Should you have information on these offences, contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or CrimeStoppers at 250-338-(TIPS)8477.
— Comox Valley Record