Long after the sales of ATVs started to take off (and even exceed annual snowmobile sales) in Ontario, the sport of recreational ATVing in the province was still being held back by the bureaucracy of the Ontario legislature.
But finally, after years of frustrating lobbying by the OFATV, the long-overdue passage of Bill 11-306 was realized and became law.
This long-awaited Bill:
…defined an ATV as a vehicle;
…specified various provincial roads as ATV-legal:
…allowed individual regional jurisdictions to specify which (if any) of their local roads would be legal for ATVs.
The passage of this Bill finally opened the door to the growth of the sport in Ontario.
From then on, it was up to the councils of the individual counties and municipalities to vote whether or not to embrace the sport of ATVing within their jurisdiction.