We started this last year but due to legislative dates, it was never addressed. We have signed an agreement to START the process to have a mutual ATV crossing with New Brunswick Canada ATV Federation, for riding our ATVs there, and they are able to ride our ATVs here. This will be a season ATV crossing agreement, not just on limited days. We signed an agreement with Canada ATV Federation so both sides can start to present this offer to our respective legislators. IT IS NOT A DONE DEAL. Lots of details to be worked out, from crossing laws and guidelines to the education of riders on both sides of the border on how riding in either country works.
Please, somebody help me understand this… We want it so that Canadians can bring their Canadian-registered machines into Maine and ride our trails without having to register them in Maine? Right? But U.S. Citizens from out of state will still have to get a Maine registration to ride (their ATV that is already registered in another state) in Maine? How does this make sense? I must be missing something.
this is just the beginning steps. Yes there will be fees’ involved on both sides, plus Canada requires vehicle insurance on a machine. Lots to be worked out in our respective legislative parts first then we go from there. The idea behind this is to make it easier for both sides to ride atvs across the border and have some fun doing it.
Yes, no extra fees to my understanding and you can drive into NB without extra fee costs
So how hard can this really be … snowmobiles already have something in place to cross but we have to start from scratch with UTV’s? That makes perfect political, government bureaucracy sense.
It’s the way governments work. They have sets of rules and laws for everything. New Brunswick has a pretty good start on it. We are catching up, but it will take time to work things out on both sides of the border.
Do we have an update on the status of this agreement?
On our side of the border things are moving along really slow. On the New Brunswick side they are way farther ahead. We are catching up. We just don’t know when it will all be ready.