Minister Robert Poëti never intended to ban track studs for snowmobiles

QUÉBEC CITY, Jan. 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Québec Minister of Transport, Robert Poëti, wishes to specify that, in the context of the pilot project concerning the use of non-skid devices on the tires or tracks of off-highway vehicles, it was never his intention to ban track studs for snowmobiles, reiterating that safety, whether on or off the road, is one of his constant priorities.

"When the ministerial order was drafted, a generalization of the measures to all OHVs may have led people to believe we intended to restrict the use of track studs for snowmobiles. This is absolutely not the case. To avoid any confusion in its application, the wording of the order will, therefore, be clarified as soon as possible," Minister Poëti mentioned.

The Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec expressed reassurance at the Minister's remarks. "We consider this is excellent news for the safety of snowmobile enthusiasts and the winter tourism industry", Federation President Denise Grenier acknowledged, while offering her full cooperation on this issue.

"This is excellent news for the snowmobile industry. I invite snowmobilers from everywhere to practice their sport while discovering the winter riches and hospitality found in every region of Québec," the Minister of Tourism, Dominique Vien, pointed out.

 

SOURCE Cabinet du ministre des Transports

Renseignements : Anne-Catherine Couture, Press Attaché, Office of the Minister of Transport, Tel.: 418-643-6980 ; Florent Tanlet, Press Attaché, Office of the Minister of Tourism, Tel.: 418-528-8063

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