The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs thinks so.
With recent accidents on trails, the concern is valid. There used to be volunteer officers, a unit which was called “STOP.” However, OPP ended the program this past February. This left over 100 volunteers absent from trails in the region.
“It went away, and I don’t see, in my opinion, the OPP stepping up to fill the void,” Kevin Hagen, Mid Ontario Snowmobile Trails, via CTV Barrie
Ontario Provincial Police, offered their response:
“If they find or see somebody that is acting inappropriately, they have proper channels that they can report that. Proper follow up can, and will be taken,” OPP Sgt. Peter Leon via CTV Barrie
Police will be on the trails this weekend.