There will no doubt be more than a few people heading outdoors this weekend on their ATVs. The Carlyle RCMP is hoping everyone stays safe on the trails.
"Helmets must be worn," explained Cst. Alexa Dubeau with the Carlyle RCMP. "One person on the ATV unless the ATV is equipped to have two people. Driving at night, you must have headlights on the ATV."
In order to operate an ATV, you must be 16 years old and have a valid driver's licence. However, children 12-15 can operate an ATV if they've taken an ATV course or if they are being supervised by someone with a driver's licence.
She added that riders need to respect the speed limits and the people around them as well.
"Driving in town to get to the closest grid road, be respectful. And be throwing back that throttle and making a loud noise."
With all the rain we have received, the temptation to go puddle jumping can be an overwhelming one. Cst. Dubeau urges caution in these situations