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  • Accessible Vehicles - Regulation 629
    steps that produces minimal glare Yes Yes Where carpet is provided carpeted surfaces shall have low firm and level pile or loop Yes Yes Grab Bars Handrails Handholds or Stanchions If a vehicle is currently equipped with grab bars handholds handrails or stanchions they must be securely mounted colour contrasted with their background have a slip resistant surface have an exterior diameter and sufficient clearance to permit easy grasping Yes Yes Vehicles manufactured on or after January 1 2013 must be equipped with grab bars handholds handrails or stanchions that are securely mounted colour contrasted with their background have a slip resistant surface have an exterior diameter and sufficient clearance to permit easy grasping and located at each entrance for ambulatory access at each exit for ambulatory access and where passengers are required to pay fares N A Yes Grab bars handrails handholds or stanchions must be distributed within the vehicle to facilitate the safe on board movement of passengers as appropriate to the design of the vehicle N A Yes When located at an entrance of the vehicle grab bars handrails handholds or stanchions are accessible from the ground and mounted so that they are inside the vehicle when the doors are closed N A Yes Lighting Shall be equipped with lights arranged to illuminate all of the interior of the vehicle that is sufficient to permit the safe on board movement of passengers Yes Yes Shall be equipped with lights above or beside each passenger access door that are shielded to protect the eyes of entering and exiting passengers Yes Yes Shall be equipped with lights above or beside each passenger access door that illuminate the ground surface for a distance of at least 0 9 metres perpendicular to the outer edge of a lift or the bottom step tread N A Yes Visual and Audible Warning Indicators A vehicle manufactured on or after January 1 2013 equipped with a power operated loading ramp or power lift or that has a kneeling feature shall also be equipped with both a warning lamp indicator mounted on the exterior of the vehicle near the entrance where the ramp lift or kneeling feature is used and an audible warning alarm N A Yes The indicator and alarm must function while the power operated loading ramp is being extended or retracted the power lift is being raised or lowered or the vehicle with a kneeling feature is being lowered or raised N A Yes Minimum Floor Space Dimensions for Wheelchairs Every designated wheelchair position in an accessible vehicle manufactured on or after January 1 2013 shall in the case of a school bus have an allocated space of 685 mm by 1220 mm in the case of a vehicle that is not a school bus and that has a designated seating capacity of not more than 24 passengers have an allocated space of 685 mm by 1220 mm in the case of a vehicle that is not a school bus and that

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: Vehicles
    of Ministry approved driving schools licencing and auditing of Driving Instructors student course enrollment and results tracking electronic student certification process General System Information The DE System is a web based application that is accessed through internet browsers such as Internet Explorer 6 0 Window Internet Explorer 7 0 Windows Firefox 2 0 Windows Linux Mac Frequently Asked Questions Who has access to the Driver Education DE System How do I become a Beginner Driver Education BDE Course Provider How do students obtain proof of course completion How can I contact you for assistance Who has access to the Driver Education DE System All licensed Beginner Driver Education BDE Course Providers in good standing and their authorized agents are eligible to request access to DE System If you are having problems signing in please contact the BDE Administrator at 416 235 5540 or 1 877 235 5540 Top of page How do I become a Beginner Driver Education BDE Course Provider If you are interested in becoming a BDE Course Provider please contact BDE Administrator at 416 235 5540 or 1 877 235 5540 Top of page How do students obtain proof of course completion The ministry will be transitioning from the use of paper certificates to electronic certification Students who started their course prior to September 29 2008 will receive a paper certificate upon successful completion of their course Students enrolled on and after September 29 2008 will go through the on line certification process Students who are electronically certified can obtain proof of course completion by requesting their Driver Licence History Only the driver licence holder can request the Driver Licence History DLH as it contains personal information The application form must be completed and signed by the driver licence holder Students wanting a Driver Licence History should

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    more than 80 km hr Local municipalities can ban mopeds from roads in their jurisdiction where the speed limit is 80 km or greater Top of page 7 When did the province introduced the restricted class M licence for limited speed motorcycles or mopeds November 28 2005 Top of page 8 What does this program mean for moped and LSM drivers People who want to ride mopeds must have either a full Class M licence or a restricted M licence that will allow them to drive a moped and limited speed motorcycle only Moped drivers are no longer able to drive a moped on a Class G licence However persons who have demonstrated their previous experience driving mopeds can be issued a restricted class M licence as long as They have held a valid permit for a moped between November 27 2002 and November 28 2005 They have held a valid driver s licence as well as a valid permit for a moped and They apply for a licence before November 28 2008 Top of page 9 What if I already have a class M licence and took my road test on a limited speed motorcycle You do not need to do anything You can keep your class M licence Top of page 10 What are the fees to obtain the new M driver s licence The fees to obtain an M driver s licence for mopeds and LSMs are the same as for motorcycles 10 00 for the written 7 50 for the 90 days M1 permit 40 00 for the level 1 road test 75 00 for the level 2 road test Top of page 11 How does the road test work M1 road test The M1 road test is the same as the M1 road test for standard motorcycles The test will be completed mainly in a parking lot and the applicant will be required to complete a three part motorcycle skill test by driving their vehicle through sets of cones to test their skills in manoeuvring their vehicle The M1 licence must be held at least 60 days before you are eligible to attempt the M1 road test The M1 licence is valid for 90 days Remember if you take the road test on your motor scooter or moped you will receive a driver s licence that allows you to operate these types of vehicles only If you take the road test on a motorcycle you will receive a driver s licence that allows you to operate a motorcycle LSM and moped M2 road test The M2 road test is the same as the M2 road test for standard motorcycles with the exception of the freeway portion of the test which has been omitted You will be required to complete the business section of the road test on a roadway with a posted speed limit of 50 km hr The safe speed may vary depending on road and traffic conditions Important Your LSM or moped must

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: Vehicles
    not required or if an SSC inspection was carried out and the garage included items that were not required by the regulation to make it pass This scenario is not addressed by the Highway Traffic Act or its regulations but it is addressed under the Ministry of Government Services and you can contact them at www mgs gov on ca Do I have to have my vehicle repaired at the MVIS where the initial inspection was completed No but if you do not wish to incur any additional inspection fees you must return the vehicle to the station for re inspection of the repaired items and issuance of the SSC In this case no additional fee will be charged for re inspection providing that the wheel brake assemblies do not have to be inspected a second time NOTE The vehicle must be returned to the MVIS within 10 calendar days with the specified defects repaired to qualify for re inspection at no charge Top of page Sticker Renewal and Fees Vehicle Registration and Plate Validation Fees What is considered Northern Ontario What are the options for paying fees at a ServiceOntario Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office I have lost or damaged my vehicle plate sticker How can I get it replaced Where can I renew my sticker When do I need to renew my sticker How long can I renew for What is an odometer reading What do I do with my sticker once I get it Online Service How do I order my renewal sticker online What information do I need to order my sticker online How do I know if I need a Drive Clean test I think I have fines on my vehicle Can I still order my sticker online How will I know if my particular order has been accepted How long will it be before I receive my sticker What should I do if I haven t received my plate sticker at the end of 5 business days The sticker I have been sent isn t correct What do I do I have just realized that I made a mistake when I ordered my sticker What should I do How do I know the information I give you is secure Vehicle Registration and Plate Validation Fees Plate and Permit Fees Cost Vehicle permit and number plate s 23 00 Vehicle permit and plate for a trailer 46 00 Vehicle permit and decal for a motorized snow vehicle 32 00 Vehicle permit and plate for an Off Road vehicle 37 00 Yearly Plate Validation Sticker Fees Cost Passenger vehicles or motorized mobile homes In Southern Ontario 90 00 In Northern Ontario 45 00 Motorcycles In Southern Ontario 42 00 In Northern Ontario 21 00 Commercial vehicle gross weight 3 000 kg or less 90 00 Commercial vehicle gross weight 3 000 kg or less personal use In Southern Ontario 90 00 In Northern Ontario 45 00 Historical vehicles 18 00 Motorized snow vehicles 15 00 What is considered Northern Ontario Under the Highway Traffic Act a person residing in Northern Ontario means a person who ordinarily resides in the Territorial District of Algoma Cochrane Kenora Manitoulin Nipissing Parry Sound Rainy River Sudbury Thunder Bay or any part of the Territorial District of Nipissing lying North or West of Algonquin Provinical Park What are the options for paying fees at a Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office Payments can be made using cash certified personal cheque debit card VISA MasterCard American Express or money order I have lost or damaged my vehicle plate sticker How can I get it replaced The ministry will replace a validation sticker for 7 if it is lost stolen damaged or removed by enforcement staff If it is faulty or lost in the mail it will be replaced free of charge if reported within 31 days from the date the initial sticker was issued Visit the nearest ServiceOntario Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office and complete an Application For Registration Bring the damaged sticker if applicable name of insurance company and policy number and reason for requesting a replacement Where can I renew my sticker You can renew your sticker at any ServiceOntario Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office or online at ServiceOntario Driver and Vehicle Online Services When do I need to renew my sticker For your convenience a licence plate renewal application will be mailed to you approximately 60 to 90 days prior to the plate expiry usually on your birthdate You must renew your plate before the sticker expires You may also renew six months before the sticker expires In this case the Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office will print a renewal application for you A licence plate bearing current validation sticker must be attached to a vehicle before the vehicle can be legally driven in Ontario Plates are validated by obtaining and affixing a sticker as described on the carrier form on which the stickers are attached How long can I renew for You can renew your licence plate validation for a period of one or two years If your vehicle needs a Drive Clean test in the second year you may not be able to renew for more than one year Motorcycles motor assisted bicycles snow vehicles passenger vehicles or light commercial vehicles with a registered gross weight of 3 000 kilograms or less are eligible for a two year renewal What is an odometer reading An odometer reading is the record of the total kilometres driven by your vehicle It is usually located on your vehicle s dashboard What do I do with my sticker once I get it Plates are validated by obtaining and affixing a validation sticker to your vehicle s rear licence plate or front plate for a commercial vehicle The sticker comes with instructions please affix as indicated Online Service How do I order my renewal sticker online As a courtesy the ministry will send you a renewal notice approximately 60 to 90 days before your renewal date You may wish to refer to this document when you renew online You can renew your sticker online at ServiceOntario Driver and Vehicle Online Services What information do I need to order my sticker online You will need the following information to order your sticker online your vehicle plate number your insurance company s name and policy number odometer reading fees shown on your plate renewal application At the time of renewal any outstanding parking fines and NSF cheques must be paid in full and can be paid online before your order is processed and a sticker is issued A vehicle emissions pass report or a conditional pass report may be required Ontario s Drive Clean Program applies to owners of passenger and light duty vehicles registered in the Drive Clean Program area Ontario also requires all diesel powered heavy duty trucks and buses province wide to pass an annual Drive Clean emissions test All non diesel heavy duty vehicles require annual tests if they are registered in the designated Drive Clean light duty vehicle program area For more information on the Drive Clean Program call the Drive Clean Call Centre at 905 440 7482 How do I know if I need a Drive Clean test You can check whether or not your vehicle needs a test by visiting the Drive Clean website Click on Do I need a test I think I have fines on my vehicle licence plate Can I still order my sticker online When a plate owner has failed to pay his or her parking fines or other related outstanding fees such as an NSF certain vehicle related transactions such as renewing a plate sticker will not be permitted until the fines are paid The Ministry of the Attorney General posts outstanding parking fines against licence plates The outstanding parking fine amount is listed on the Vehicle Licence Renewal Application If you have any questions about your fine status please call your local provincial court Full payment may be made online when you order your sticker The denial is lifted when the outstanding amount has been fully paid How will I know if my particular order has been accepted If the online plate renewal is successfully processed you will be able to view the confirmation of your order online You should keep this confirmation number for your records in case you have not received your renewed sticker and you need to follow up on this matter How long will it be before I receive my sticker Allow 5 business days for the delivery of your sticker If the online plate renewal is successfully processed you will be able to view the confirmation of your order on line You should keep this confirmation number for your records in case you have not received your renewed sticker and you need to follow up on this matter What should I do if I haven t received my plate sticker at the end of 5 business days Call ServiceOntario s Driver and Vehicle Contact Centre at 416 235 2999 or toll free 1 800 387 3445 Canada wide If you call within 31 days after the sticker was ordered a free replacement sticker will be issued If you call after 31 days of the sticker order date you will be required to pay a replacement fee of 7 00 The sticker I have been sent isn t correct What do I do If it is faulty it will be replaced free of charge if reported within 31 days of the sticker issue date For assistance call ServiceOntario s Driver and Vehicle Contact Centre at 416 235 2999 or toll free 1 800 387 3445 Canada wide I have just realized that I made a mistake when I ordered my sticker What should I do Call the Driver and Vehicle Contact Centre at 416 235 2999 or toll free 1 800 387 3445 Canada wide for assistance How do I know the information I give you is secure Information to the ministry is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Internet transactions are secured through data encryption Top of page Studded Tires Who can use studded tires When can I use my studded tires How much does it cost to purchase a studded tire Where can I get studded tires What type of studs can I use Where can I get more information on the type of studded tires I can use in Northern Ontario Do out of province visitors face fines if they have heavy steel studs on their vehicles Who can use studded tires Northern residents living north of and including Parry Sound and Nipissing Districts can now use studded tires on their vehicles When can I use my studded tires Northern Ontario residents can use studded tires with lightweight studs anywhere in Ontario from October 1 to April 30 inclusive Using illegal studs driving outside the legal time period and Southern Ontario residents using studs on their vehicles can result in fines of up to 1 000 How much does it cost to purchase a studded tire On average a studdable tire could cost anywhere from 90 150 per tire or more depending on the make and size of the tire This is similar to the cost of a winter tire The price for studding a tire is typically 25 per tire and up Where can I get studded tires Studded tires are now available and can be ordered by your local tire installer or supplier in Northern Ontario Follow manufacturers recommendations for installation maintenance and operations What type of studs can I use Only lightweight Scandinavian studs can be used in Northern Ontario The maximum stud weight for each type of vehicle is regulated Where can I get more information on the type of studded tires I can use in Northern Ontario Detailed information is included in Regulation 625 and is available through E Laws Highway Traffic Act Tire Standards and Specifications Do out of province visitors face fines if they have heavy steel studs on their vehicles No as long as they do not stay longer than 30 days The stud weight regulation does not apply to visitors Similarly to Northern residents they can use studded tires in the legal period anywhere in Ontario Top of page Used Vehicles How can I find out about the Red Book value for my car Where can I get copies of the ministry s vehicle auction schedule and a list of vehicles to be auctioned off I have purchased privately a used motor vehicle and I would like to get it transferred into my name What documentation am I going to require and where do I go to have this completed I have purchased a new used vehicle that has never been registered in Ontario How do I register this vehicle What is a Used Vehicle Information Package UVIP How much does a UVIP cost What information do I need to get a UVIP I already bought my car Why do I need a UVIP How can I find out about the Red Book value for my car The Red Book which contains vehicle values is published by Canadian Red Book Inc This book or a similar one is available at most book stores and at retail automotive centres To obtain the Red Book value of a vehicle you need to look up the year make and model of the vehicle in question The wholesale value is the one most commonly used for retail sales tax purposes The Used Vehicle Information Package uses this retail value for transferring ownership of a vehicle on a private sale If you wish to purchase the official Red Book you can reach them by calling 905 469 6468 Where can I get copies of the ministry s vehicle auction schedule and a list of vehicles to be auctioned off The Ministry of Transportation no longer runs the government vehicle auction program As part of its efforts to build partnerships with the private sector the ministry has transferred delivery of this program to a private company Manheim Auctions If you require information on government vehicle auctions please contact Toronto Auto Auctions 8277 Lawson Road Milton ON L9T 5C7 905 275 3000 or 1 800 667 4656 Manheim s Oshawa Dealers Exchange 1845 South Service Road P O Box 70 Courtice ON L2C 3K8 905 404 6633 or 1 800 263 1962 Sudbury Auto Auction 967 Falconbridge Road Sudbury ON P3A 5K8 705 560 7210 I have purchased a used motor vehicle and I would like to get it transferred into my name What documentation am I going to require and where do I go to have this completed For transfers involving vehicles that are purchased privately in Ontario the required items listed below should be provided at a Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office Vehicle Permit with the Application for Transfer fully completed and signed If vehicle is registered to two registrants a completed Supplementary Application available in the Issuing Office is also required Used Vehicle Information Package private sales only not required for trailers motor assisted bicycles mopeds motorized snow vehicles snowmobiles off road vehicles buses school buses or vehicles that have an empty weight greater than 2 200 kilograms except self propelled motorhomes Safety Standards Certificate if the vehicle is to be registered as fit or plated not required for trailers or mopeds or off road vehicles or snowmobiles Odometer Information for passenger vehicles light commercial vehicles 3 000kg or less and for personal and business use only and buses non prorate Heavy commercial vehicles motorcycles trailers off road vehicles snowmobiles and mopeds are exempt from the odometer information requirement Valid insurance information if the vehicle is plated not required for trailers Proof of identity for applicant to verify their name date of birth and signature eg driver s licence Plate portion of permit if registering existing licence plates to the vehicle Payment for retail sales tax on the greater of the wholesale value from UVIP or purchase price from the bill of sale Please note that for a passenger and light commercial vehicle 2 200kg and under empty weight 20 years or older the Retail Sales Tax is payable on the greater one of the following the purchase price the replacement value for insurance purposes or the appraised value An appraisal document or insurance document showing the value of the vehicle must accompany the bill of sale Payment of licensing fees for plates and permit 23 or 46 for a trailer plate and permit or 10 if plates that are already owned are attached For plate validation the owner will be required to pay for the validation period from the date of vehicle transfer to the assigned validation expiry Transfer fee for a snowmobile is 6 and the annual validation fee is 15 Vehicle emissions pass report if vehicle is registered with plates in the Drive Clean Program area To find out if your vehicle needs to pass an emissions test call the Drive Clean Call Centre at 905 440 7482 or visit the Drive Clean website Bill of Sale There are many vehicle transfer situations other that regular transfers which will require other transfer documents Some examples are as follows Registered owner is deceased Repossession Divorce Spousal If you fall into one of these categories please call ServiceOntario s Driver and Vehicle Contact Centre at 416 235 2999 or toll free 1 800 387 3445 Canada wide for further information I have purchased a new used vehicle that has never been registered in Ontario How do I register this vehicle If you have purchased a new vehicle in Ontario the following documents are required New Vehicle Information Statement NVIS or dealer s Bill of Sale for off road and motorized snow vehicles Completed and signed Application for Registration available at Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Offices Insurance information

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  • Changes to Ontario's Off-Road Vehicles Legislation/Regulations
    park unless allowed by the park Municipalities may pass by laws to decide if where and when off road vehicles can be used on local roads Top of page Driver s Licence and Registration Requirements Riders must wear a motorcycle helmet have either a valid G2 G driver s licence or an M2 M motorcycle licence registration and insurance ORVs must be registered and have a valid permit except in exempt areas e g far Northern Ontario Previous exemptions for farmers trappers and public utility workers remain in place More information is available in the Driver s Handbook Online Top of page Rules of the Road ORV operators must observe a speed limit lower than posted limits Passengers are not allowed May tow trailers Driver s view in all directions must not be obstructed It is against the law to drive an off road vehicle when impaired by alcohol or drugs Riders must operate their ORV in the same direction as traffic on the road highway Top of page Vehicle Equipment Standards ORVs must have the specified equipment e g head lights tail lights working brakes reflectors low pressure bearing tires Width and weight restrictions appropriate to type of vehicle Top of page Measures for Environmental Protection No person shall operate an ORV in such a way as to disrupt or destroy the natural environment including fish habitats property and flora or fauna Top of page Frequently Asked Questions Increasing Highway Access for Off Road Vehicles What are off road vehicles Where are off road vehicles allowed to travel Why does the ministry allow highway access for off road vehicles What are the rules for highway access for off road vehicles How are municipalities dealing with off road vehicles on their roads Can an ORV operator be charged for drinking and driving What are off road vehicles Off road vehicles ORVs are any two or three wheeled motorized vehicles as well as specific vehicles described by regulations with four or more wheels intended for recreational use The following type of off road vehicle is allowed access to provincial roads an ORV that has four wheels the tires of which are all in contact with the ground has steering handlebars has a seat that is designed to be straddled by the driver and is designed to carry a driver only and no passengers Where are off road vehicles allowed to travel Certain off road vehicles are allowed to operate on the shoulder of the road and can move to the travelled portion of the highway if the shoulder is impassable unsafe Generally these vehicles are allowed access to highways 500 899 7000 series highways and highways with low traffic volume Summer Average Daily Traffic less than 5000 The specific sections of highways are defined in the regulation schedules Please refer to www e laws gov on ca for details Municipalities have the authority to pass by laws to define if where and when off road vehicle use is appropriate on municipal

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  • Low-Speed Vehicle Questions and Answers - Pilot in Parks and Conservation Areas
    40 km hr or less in provincial parks municipal parks and conservation areas The rules governing LSV operation in parks and conservation areas remain the same but the new expiry date is December 31 2014 to coincide with the expanded pilot s expiry date Top of page 2 How are these vehicles registered for this pilot LSVs being operated in municipal and provincial parks and conservation areas are not required to be registered or plated but are required to have the vehicles insured for liability and only to be driven by park employees Top of page 3 Why were parks originally chosen to be the pilot site for low speed vehicles Parks are ideal locations for the pilot testing of low speed vehicles because they provide a controlled low speed environment in which to test these vehicles For example speed limits on most provincial park roads do not exceed 40 km h and campground roads have speed limits of 20 km h This allows the LSVs to operate at the same speed as the rest of the park s traffic From an environmental standpoint parks provide good pilot sites for LSVs Provincial and municipal parks and conservation areas have a strong commitment to environmental stewardship and education and the use of emissions free vehicles is one way to preserve the air quality in the parks The vehicles are also valuable teaching tools in educating park visitors on how to creatively reduce their environmental impact Top of page 4 What are the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Natural Resources municipalities doing to ensure the safety of park employees operating low speed vehicles The regulation allowing the use of low speed vehicles requires that operators have a valid driver s licence This ensures that all operators are familiar with the

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  • Electric Bicycles ("e-bikes") - FAQ
    meet the federal definition of a power assisted bicycle are available in the market Top of page Safety and Equipment Requirements 6 What safety requirements are in place for e bikes To operate an e bike on Ontario s public roads the following vehicle safety and operator requirements are in place E bike must not weigh more than 120 kg includes the weight of bike and battery All operators and passengers must be at least 16 years of age All operators and passengers must wear an approved bicycle or motorcycle helmets All electrical terminals must be completely covered Two independent braking systems consistent with requirements for motorcycles and motor assisted bicycles mopeds that applies force to each wheel and is capable of bringing the e bike while being operated at a speed of 30 km h to a full stop within 9 metres from the point at which the brakes were applied The minimum wheel width or diameter shall not be less than 35mm 350mm No modifications to the motor to allow it to exceed a power output greater than 500W and a speed greater than 32 km h The battery and motor must be securely fastened to the vehicle to prevent them from moving while the e bike is operating Top of page 7 I have a scooter style e bike Can I remove the pedals and stow them on the e bike such as in a storage compartment to meet the requirement of equipped with pedals No If the pedals have been removed from an e bike it is no longer considered to be an e bike Removing the pedals makes it an illegal motor vehicle because it does not conform with the Highway Traffic Act definition of a power assisted bicycle Operators run the risk of being ticketed for operating a motor vehicle without registration and insurance If you have concerns with the pedal location you may wish to consider other models and or styles of e bikes Top of page 8 Am I allowed to modify my e bike so it can go faster than 32 km h No Modifying your e bike for the purposes of increasing its speed beyond 32 km h will no longer qualify it as an e bike Motor assisted bicycle moped and or limited speed motorcycle LSM requirements such as licensing registration and insurance may then apply Top of page 9 My e bike weighs more than 120 kg Am I allowed to operate this vehicle in Ontario Currently only e bikes weighing 120 kg and under are allowed to be operated on Ontario s public roads as e bikes A weight greater than 120 kg will no longer qualify as an e bike Limited speed motorcycle LSM requirements such as licensing registration and insurance may then apply Top of page Operating Requirements 10 What do I need to operate an e bike To operate an e bike No driver s licence is required No written test is required No vehicle registration or plate is required No motor vehicle liability insurance is required All operators riders passengers must be 16 years of age and older All operators riders passengers on operating an e bike are required to wear an approved bicycle or motorcycle helmet Top of page 11 Why is there an age restriction Even though power assisted bicycles are treated as bicycles they are generally heavier can travel at a maximum speed of 32 km hr and require additional physical strength to safely manage Currently eight Canadian jurisdictions British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Quebec Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Labrador and the Yukon Territory have legalized power assisted bicycles for public road use and are treating these vehicles as conventional bicycles and not as motor vehicles Of these eight jurisdictions four have a minimum age requirement the requirement is 12 years in Alberta 14 in Manitoba and Quebec and 16 in British Columbia Top of page 12 What are the rules for wearing a helmet Anyone operating or riding on an e bike is required to wear an approved bicycle or motorcycle helmet There are no age exemptions Top of page 13 On what roads can an e bike travel E bikes are allowed to travel anywhere bicycles are permitted to travel Any municipal by law prohibiting bicycles from highways under their jurisdiction also apply to e bikes Municipalities may also pass by laws specific to e bikes that prohibit them from municipal roads sidewalks bike paths bike trails and bike lanes under their jurisdiction E bikes like bicycles are not allowed on controlled access highways such as 400 series highways the Queen Elizabeth Way the Queensway in Ottawa or the Kitchener Waterloo Expressway or on municipal roads including sidewalks where bicycles are banned under municipal by laws Top of page 14 If my driver s licence has been suspended can I legally operate an e bike It depends on the particular circumstances that lead to the licence suspension If you have a driving prohibition order related to a conviction under the Criminal Code of Canada you cannot legally operate an e bike If your driver s licence has been suspended under other circumstances it is recommended that you discuss your situation with a licensed legal practitioner before deciding to operate an e bike Top of page 15 Am I allowed to carry passengers on my e bike Under the Highway Traffic Act section 178 2 passengers are not allowed on a bicycle designed for one person You should refer to the manufacturer s information to see if your e bike was designed to carry passengers Top of page E bikes and Limited Speed Motorcycles LSM 16 What are the safety differences between a scooter style e bike and a limited speed motorcycle LSM A scooter style e bike does not have to meet any federal safety standards and can reach a maximum speed of 32 km h Limited speed motorcycles LSMs must meet several federal safety standards and can

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  • Segways (Human Transporters / Personal Transporters) Pilot Test - FAQ
    the sidewalk note that municipal by laws that prohibit using motorized vehicles from a sidewalk will also prohibit Segways unless the by law makes an exception for Segways Segways may be used on roadways if a sidewalk is not available or if a by law prohibits them from sidewalks If a Segway is being used on the roadway it must travel on the shoulder or if there is no shoulder then on the right side of the roadway close to the edge of the road Top of page 4 When did the pilot start The regulation permitting a Segway pilot took effect October 19 2006 Top of page 5 When does the pilot end The pilot will expire on October 19 2018 Top of page 6 What happens after the end of the pilot Prior to the end of the pilot the ministry will assess the data and information gathered regarding on road Segway safety and will make a final decision on whether to continue to allow Segways Top of page The People 1 Who will be able to use Segways Individuals aged 14 and older with a disability that impairs their mobility Canada Post employees delivering mail door to door and police officers will be able to use Segways Top of page 2 Why is there an age restriction An age restriction has been recommended by safety evaluations conducted on Segway use in other jurisdictions Top of page 3 Why was the pilot not broadened to allow all members of the public to use Segways The pilot has been extended without any modifications By extending the pilot we are preserving the use of Segways as a useful device for people with mobility disabilities and that can assist the police and public service workers Interested individuals will still be able to use Segways on private property Top of page 4 I have a disability that affects my mobility How do I find out if I can ride my Segway on the sidewalk in my municipality Persons with disabilities interested in using a Segway should contact their local city councillor or municipal public works department to determine what the by laws are regarding motor vehicles on sidewalks in their community before purchasing one of these devices Top of page The Law 1 Why did the province not exempt Segways from municipal by laws banning motor vehicles from sidewalks paths and trails Municipalities are best qualified to manage the mix of pedestrians and vehicles on municipal sidewalks This regulation preserves local decision making but allows municipalities the option to pass by laws to allow Segways on the sidewalk and in other pedestrian areas In municipalities where Segway use is banned on sidewalks Segways will still be able to operate on the roadway Top of page 2 What requirements will a person need to meet to operate a Segway during the pilot The pilot is open to police officers for the purpose of law enforcement and also to Canada Post employees for the

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