Two youths will be without their ATVs for the next little while after they were allegedly ‘stunting’ near McIvor Lake.

On Saturday at 6:50pm, Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of two people operating ATVs in a dangerous manner on the beach, roads and parking lot areas of the lake. 

A pair of youths were located with the ATVs and face stiff penalties under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The Campbell River RCMP reports that, because the ATVs were used in stunting, they were seized and impounded for seven days.

“The drivers were not wearing helmets and were operating off-road vehicles on publicly owned roads and a city park,” Campbell River RCMP Const. Maury Tyre said.

According to the province, stunt driving involves “lifting a motor vehicle’s tires from the road, intentionally losing traction, spinning, driving into oncoming traffic, preventing other motor vehicles from passing, or driving too close to other vehicles.”

Tyre said it’s important for people to understand that the use of all-terrain vehicles on public roadways, city parks, and operating in a dangerous manner “is just simply unacceptable.” 

“Add to that, the concept of riding without your protective gear on… it’s simply a foolish endeavour,” Tyre added. 

“Helmets save lives, I’m living proof myself.”