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  1. Mr. C

    Mr. C ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Hi, all.

    Are green-plate bikes allowed on unasumed roads? I have been doing some searching, but I am still unsure.

    Thanks.
  2. GreggH

    GreggH Limited User

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    Would take some time to dig into this, but I'd start by observing that the HTA is provincial legislation with a pretty broad definition of "highway":

    “highway” includes a common and public highway, street, avenue, parkway, driveway, square, place, bridge, viaduct or trestle, 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;

    while the typical "unassumed road" situation refers to whether a municipality has accepted responsibility for road maintenance from the developer. (The term isn't defined in the HTA)

    If your unassumed road is "common and public" and "intended for or used by the general public ..." then it would seem that it is a "highway" and the HTA would apply. I'd guess major municipalities probably have a by-law to cover this, just in case.

    My initial expectation would be that the same rules would apply for operation as for any other road. Would be surprising otherwise - would we really want new subdivisions to have no speed limits?
  3. Mr. C

    Mr. C ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Clear as mud...as is everything associated with dirt biking! I guess I need to win a lottery and buy a huge piece of land so I know where to ride!
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    warrent ODSC-OFTR Member

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    No need to win the lottery Mr.C. Just purchase one of the many street legal dirt bikes on the market and, "have at er"

    Warrent..............
  5. Mr. C

    Mr. C ODSC-OFTR Member

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    If only my young sons could get their license! :D
  6. 3BeeJay3

    3BeeJay3 ODSC Past President

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    The answer to your question is yes and no. In certain places like the ganny, that have road allowances running thru them, you're fine with your green plate and insurance & req'd pass.
    Most other places you'll need a blue plate.(but that could also depend on the opinion of the officer that stops you as well.......)
  7. Dizzy

    Dizzy Limited User

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    You do have to be careful in the Ganny. Most of the rtw's are legal roads and officially a blue plate, license, insurance Etc Is required. Police patrols may or may not be picky on this so one needs to be careful. Forest patrols will not have an issue but may warn you that the roads are legal roads.
  8. Joe

    Joe Limited User

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    I was stopped on the trail runnng parallel to Boundary rd by Durham police and was warned about being on Boundry rd with a green plate . Cant blame the residence of that road for complaining . Way to many bikes flying down the rd . Same issue on Wilcox rd.