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under Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8

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revoked or spent October 3, 2009
October 3, 2006 October 2, 2009

Highway Traffic Act
Code de la route



Note: This Regulation was revoked on October 3, 2009. See: O. Reg. 473/06, s. 4.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 473/06.

This Regulation is made in English only.


1. (1) In this Regulation,

“power-assisted bicycle” means a bicycle that,

(a) is a power-assisted bicycle as defined in subsection 2 (1) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations made under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada), and

(b) bears a label affixed by the manufacturer in compliance with the definition referred to in clause (a). O. Reg. 473/06, s. 1 (1).

(2) A power-assisted bicycle is deemed to not be a motor vehicle under the Act. O. Reg. 473/06, s. 1 (2).

Pilot project re power-assisted bicycles

2. A pilot project to evaluate the use of power-assisted bicycles on highways is established. O. Reg. 473/06, s. 2.

Regulation of power-assisted bicycles

3. (1) Under this project, any person who is 16 years old or over may ride or drive a power-assisted bicycle on a highway. O. Reg. 473/06, s. 3 (1).

(2) No person who is the owner or is in possession or control of a power-assisted bicycle shall permit a person who is under 16 years old to ride or drive the power-assisted bicycle on a highway. O. Reg. 473/06, s. 3 (2).

(3) Subject to subsections (1) and (2) and despite the definitions of “bicycle” and “motor assisted bicycle” in subsection 1 (1) of the Act, the Act applies to a power-assisted bicycle and the riding or driving of a power-assisted bicycle as if it were a bicycle and not a motor assisted bicycle or motor vehicle. O. Reg. 473/06, s. 3 (3).

(4) Despite section 5 of Regulation 610 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Safety Helmets) made under the Act, no person shall ride or drive a power-assisted bicycle on a highway unless he or she is wearing a bicycle helmet as required by subsection 104 (2.1) of the Act. O. Reg. 473/06, s. 3 (4).

4. Omitted (provides for the revocation of this Regulation). O. Reg. 473/06, s. 4.