Cyclist charged for riding on Highway 401 near Port Hope

OPP officer escorted cyclist off highway on Monday morning

Highway 401 just east of Wesleyville Road. (Photo: Google Maps)
Highway 401 just east of Wesleyville Road. (Photo: Google Maps)

The Northumberland County OPP has charged a person who was riding a bicycle on Highway 401 west of Port Hope.

On Monday (June 29) at around 10:20 a.m., an OPP officer observed the cyclist eastbound on Highway 401 just east of Wesleyville Road.

The 21-year-old cyclist from Oakville was escorted off the highway and charged for riding a bicycle on a controlled-access highway.

Under the Highway Traffic Act, bicycles are not allowed on controlled-access highways such as Ontario’s 400-series highways and Highway 35/115.

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