TIGNISH -- The chairman of the Tignish Village Council is banking on a recent public meeting in the community helping to reduce incidents of all-terrain vehicle activity in Tignish.
Allan McInnis suggested some parents might not have been aware, among other rules, that children under 14 are not permitted to ride the machines. “Hopefully the word gets out,” McInnis commented.
“Sometimes people are blind to the fact that they are doing things that probably aren’t just the right thing, thinking they are doing their kids a favour by giving them a dirt bike oat 13 or 12 years old and then, all of a sudden you get a wake-up call, like a little meeting like that, because somebody was at the meeting and says, ‘oh my gawd, your Tommy is driving a little bike and he’s going to get in trouble if he gets caught, and he might not even be able to get insurance when he gets older; he might not be able to get his beginners when he gets older,’” he said in reciting some of the possible consequences.
“Hopefully, if we dream the right way, it will come true.”