The Regional Municipality of

Sudbury

BY-LAW 93-1

WHEREAS The Motorized Snow Vehicles Act R.S.O. 1990 Chapter M.44 Subsection 7(2) provides that the Council of a local municipality may pass by-laws regulating, governing or prohibiting the operation of motorized snow vehicles within the municipality including any highways therein or any part or parts thereof;

AND WHEREAS the Council of __________ of __________ deems it desirable to regulate, govern and prohibit the operation of motorized snow vehicles within the municipality;

NOW THEREFORE the Council of __________ of __________ ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:

Definitions

1. In this By-law,

 area municipality;

means area municipality as defined in the Regional Municipality of Sudbury Act, R.S.O. 1990 Chapter R.166, as amended;

bush;

means unoccupied wooded area where traveling would not require permission;

highway;

Includes a common and public highway, street, avenue, parkway, driveway, square, place, bridges, viaduct, or trestle, and any part of which is intended for or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles and includes the area between the lateral property lines thereof;

idle;

means the running of a snowmobile engine without moving the snowmobile or engaging the clutch thereof;

motorized snow vehicle;

means a self-propelled vehicle designed to be driven primarily on snow;

municipality;

means The Corporation of the Town of __________;

night;

means the time period from 2 hour before sunset to 2 hour after sunrise;

person;

be defined as including singular or plural or female or male gender;

private property;

includes all property in the municipality except crown land and highways;

publicly owned parkland; 

includes any land or premises under the control and management of the municipality;

race;

means any competition of speed between two or more snowmobiles and/or drivers thereof;

refuel;

means the refilling either partially or wholly of any snowmobile fuel tank;

roadway;

means the part of the highway that is improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, but does not include the shoulder, and, where a highway includes two or more separate roadways, the term roadway refers to any one roadway separately and not to all of the roadways collectively;

sidewalk;

means a path or strip of land paved or otherwise in, on or alongside a highway and designed and intended for or used by the general public for pedestrian travel. In addition, sidewalk includes any property of the municipality that is, or hereafter may be, physically set apart or made available and intended for pedestrian use;

trail;

means the whole of any trail established and maintained by a recreational organization and any permitted trails utilized for the purpose of gaining access to established trails, for the use of motorized snow vehicle.

2. 1. No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle upon any highway under the jurisdiction of the municipality listed in Schedule A of this by-law.

2. 2. Nothing shall prohibit the operation of a motorized snow vehicle upon a trail located on a highway.

3. Except as herein permitted, no person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle on private property within the municipality except when authorized to do so by the owner or occupier of the private property concerned.

4. No person shall operate or park a motorized snow vehicle in any publicly owned parkland, except in the areas designated by the municipality for motorized snow vehicle use.

5. No person shall park in any publicly owned parkland a motorized snow vehicle between twelve midnight and seven in the forenoon, unless at an event approved by the municipality.

6. Subject to Section 8, no person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle on any sidewalk.

7. On those highways on which the operation of a motorized snow vehicle is permitted by this by-law, no person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle except for the purpose of directly gaining access to or from a trail, the bush, tree line or open area.

8. No person shall drive a motorized snow vehicle across a roadway except at an angle of approximately ninety degrees to the direction of the roadway and only after the driver of such vehicle has ascertained that such movement can be made in safety.

9. Except as herein permitted, no person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle within the boundaries of the municipality, after the hour of twelve o'clock midnight nor before the hour of seven o'clock in the forenoon of the following day, other than for emergency purposes or for the purpose of going directly to a specific destination.

10. No person shall drive a motorized snow vehicle, at a greater speed than:

(a) 20 kilometers per hour,

(i) on a highway where the speed limit established pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act is 50 kilometers or less, or

(ii) in any publicly owned parkland, or

(b) 50 kilometers per hour,

(i) on any highway which is open to motor vehicle traffic, where the speed limit established pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act is greater than 50 kilometers per hour, or

(ii) on a trail.

11. No person having care and control of a motorized snow vehicle shall deposit or cause to be deposited any material, material likely to become litter, or litter.

12. The driver of a motorized snow vehicle shall not follow a vehicle, including a motorized snow vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent having due regard for the speed or the motorized snow vehicle, other traffic and conditions generally.

13. Every driver of a motorized snow vehicle, shall obey the instructions and directions indicated on any sign erected pursuant to the provisions and regulations of the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act.

14. No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle on any frozen body of water at night in excess of 80 km/h.

15. No person shall engage in, or organize a snowmobile race unless approved in advance by the Council of the Municipality.

16. No person shall refuel a motorized snow vehicle on any frozen body of water.

17. No person shall repair a motorized snow vehicle on any frozen body of water.

18. No person shall idle or permit to idle a motorized snow vehicle engine for a period exceeding five minutes on any frozen body of water.

19. 1. No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle unless it is equipped with a muffler in good working condition.

19. 2. No person shall operate a motorized snow vehicle which has a muffler cutout, straight exhaust, gutted muffler, Hollywood muffler by-pass or similar device, alteration or modification upon it.

19. 3. Sub-sections (1) and (2) shall not apply to a motorized snow vehicle while it is driven in a race approved by the Council of the Municipality.

 

SCHEDULE A

BY-LAW 93-1

NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A MOTORIZED SNOW VEHICLE ON THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS:

 

FOR THE CORPORATION

OF THE TOWN OF

CAPREOL

- YOUNG STREET from FRONT STREET to BLOOR STREET, crossing of CNR Right-Of-Way

 

FOR THE CORPORATION

OF THE TOWN OF

WALDEN

LIVELY- MAIN STREET (Central Business District)

FOR THE CORPORATION

OF THE TOWN OF

NICKEL CENTRE

GARSON

- FALCONBRIDGE ROAD to CHURCH STREET

- CHURCH STREET

- GARSON-CONISTON ROAD

- MAKI ROAD

- SPRUCE STREET

- ORELL STREET

- BIRCH STREET

 

CONISTON

- SECOND AVENUE

- GOVERNMENT ROAD

- EDWARD STREET

- BANCROFT DRIVE

FOR THE CORPORATION

OF THE TOWN OF

ONAPING FALLS

LEVACK WARD

- NICKEL STREET (from the eastern boundary of Plan M-1009 to THIRD AVENUE NORTH

- LEVACK DRIVE

- THIRD AVENUE NORTH and SOUTH

- FIRST AVENUE SOUTH to COPPER STREET

- COPPER STREET from FIRST AVENUE to SECOND AVENUE SOUTH

- CARTER STREET

 

ONAPING WARD

- PINE STREET

- ONAPING PLAZA, MUNICIPAL Right-Of-Way, Block AB@ of Plan M-576

 

DOWLING

- Parking lot in front of Dowling Arena

- SERVICE ROAD between the Dowling Arena and Dowling Community Centre

 

FOR THE CORPORATION

OF THE TOWN OF

RAYSIDE-BALFOUR

AZILDA

- ST. AGNES from MONTCALM STREET to BRABANT STREET

 

CHELMSFORD

- EDWARD AVENUE from HWY 144 to MAIN STREET

 

FOR THE CORPORATION

OF THE CITY OF

SUDBURY

No person or persons shall operate a motorized snow vehicle at any time in any area zoned, central business district, in accordance with any zoning by-law, then in effect in the Corporation of the City of Sudbury.

SUDBURY

- LASALLE BLVD. east of NOTRE DAME AVENUE

- LASALLE BLVD. west of FALCONBRIDGE ROAD

- NOTRE DAME AVENUE

- THE KINGSWAY

- BARRYDOWNE ROAD north of KINGSWAY

- BARRYDOWNE ROAD south of LILLIAN

- FALCONBRIDGE ROAD

- SECOND AVENUE

- BANCROFT DRIVE west of SECOND AVENUE

- LORNE STREET

- REGENT STREET

- PARIS STREET

- RAMSEY LAKE ROAD

- HOWEY DRIVE

- FROOD ROAD

- KATHLEEN STREET

- BELLEVUE

- KELLY LAKE ROAD

- BOUCHARD

- MARTINDALE ROAD

- YORK STREET

- SOUTHVIEW DRIVE

- WALFORD ROAD between REGENT and PARIS STREET

- CENTENNIAL DRIVE

- RAMSEY VIEW COURT

 

COPPER CLIFF

- POWER STREET from HWY 17 to BALSAM STREET

- BALSAM STREET from HWY 17 to GODFREY

- GODFREY STREET from POWER to CLIFF STREET

- MARKET STREET from GODFREY DR to POWER   STREET

- SERPENTINE STREET from MARKET to DIORITE STREET

 

FOR THE CORPORATION

OF THE CITY OF

VALLEY EAST

VAL CARON

- THIRD AVENUE

Set fines

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION OF OFFENCE

SECTION

SET FINE

Includes Court Cost of $5.00

 

 

1

Operate motorized snow vehicle upon a highway

2(1)

$ 105.00

2

Operate motorized snow vehicle on private property without authority

3

$ 80.00

3

Operate motorized snow vehicle in publicly owned parkland in area not designated

4

$ 55.00

4

Park motorized snow vehicle in publicly owned parkland in area not designated

4

$ 55.00

5

Park motorized snow vehicle in publicly owned parkland between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m.

5

$ 55.00

6

Operate motorized snow vehicle on sidewalk

6

$ 105.00

7

Operate motorized snow vehicle on a highway for purpose other than accessing a trail, bush, treeline or open area

7

$ 105.00

 

 

THE PENALTY PROVISION FOR THE OFFENCES INDICATED ABOVE IS SECTION 21 OF THE CITY OF SUDBURY BYLAW 93-1, A CERTIFIED COPY OF WHICH HAS BEEN FILED

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION OF OFFENCE

SECTION

SET FINE

Includes Court Cost of $5.00

 

 

8

Operate motorized snow vehicle between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m.

9

$ 55.00

9

Operate motorized snow vehicle on frozen body of water at night in excess of 80 km/hr

14

$ 105.00

10

Organize unapproved motorized snow vehicle race

15

$ 105.00

11

Race motorized snow vehicle

15

$ 105.00

12

Refuel motorized snow vehicle on frozen body of water

16

$ 80.00

13

Repair motorized snow vehicle on frozen body of water

17

$ 80.00

14

Idle motorized snow vehicle on frozen body of water more than five (5) minutes

18

$ 80.00

15

Permit motorized snow vehicle to idle on frozen body of water more than five (5) minutes

18

$ 80.00

16

Operate motorized snow vehicle muffler not in good working condition

19(1)

$ 80.00

17

Operate motorized snow vehicle muffler cut out, gutted, by passed, altered or modified

19(2)

$ 80.00

 

 

NOTE: When filling in Contrary to section of POA write in the city in which it applies to

i.e.: Sudbury, Walden Bylaw 93-1 section 18 etc.