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Health Topics - On and Off Road Safety

Find out more information on adult safe cycling, ATV's, Helmet use, motor vehicle crash prevention and the Share the Road campaign.

  • Adult Safe Cycling Guide

    Cycling is a great way to get around. It’s an inexpensive form of transportation for adults and an excellent way to maintain physical activity. As an adult cyclist, you are an important role model for children and teens. So be sure to follow the rules of the road and wear a bicycle helmet. “The Ontario […]

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  • All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s)

    All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) definition Four wheels all in contact with the ground Must have steering handlebar Seat designed to be straddled by the driver Designed to carry only one driver and no passengers Legislation for All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) in Ontario Off-Road Vehicle Act (ORV) Ontario Reg. 316/03 Highway Traffic Act (HTA) (ORV) Children […]

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  • Helmet Use

    In Ontario, it is the law that every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved bicycle helmet. A recent report (2012) from the Office of the Chief Coroner has concluded that “cyclists whose cause of death included a head injury were three times less likely to be wearing a helmet as those […]

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  • Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

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  • Share the Road

    Same Roads – Same Rules – Same Rights Share the Road is a public safety campaign to increase motorists’ and bicyclists’ awareness of shared responsibility for road safety. The main features of this campaign are caution signs along County roads. These signs are to act as a reminder for drivers to be aware of other […]

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