5. Whenever work is being carried out on a colonization road, the Minister may prohibit or restrict the circulation of vehicles on such road.
He may also, in order to protect such road during the thawing period or during a rainy period, prohibit, for such time as he may deem necessary, the circulation of any vehicle having a total weight, load included, of over two thousand pounds.
Any person making use of a vehicle in contravention of a prohibition enacted under this section commits an infringement and renders himself liable, upon summary proceeding, to a fine not exceeding $50 and costs, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to an imprisonment not exceeding one month.
R. S. 1964, c. 105, s. 5.