Congratulations, you may now drive your scooter! Make sure you obey the rules.
Zero alcohol and demerit points
- If you have fewer than 5 years of experience, you are subject to the zero alcohol rule. You must have fewer than 4 demerit points on your record (To find out more).
- If you have 5 years of experience or more, you are subject to the zero alcohol rule until age 22 and the intermediate demerit point bracket (under age 23: 8 points; age 23 and 24: 12 points; age 25 and older: 15 points).
No passengers allowed until you are 16
If you are under age 16, you must ride your scooter alone. Offenders are subject to a $100 fine.
Modified scooters: prohibited!
A scooter that has been modified to increase its speed or power no longer meets the definition of a moped or motorized scooter, and the Class D licence is no longer appropriate. Offenders are subject to the following penalties:
- A $300 to $600 fine
- The scooter is seized and impounded for 30 days.
Helmet and protective clothing
Whether you are riding a scooter or a motorcycle, the only protection you can count on are your helmet and clothing. In the event of an accident or fall, they can help avoid or reduce the severity of injuries.Head injuries are often the most serious. Wearing a helmet that meets standards is mandatory for drivers and passengers of motorcycles, scooters, power-assisted cycles or off-highway vehicles (snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motocross motorcycles). When correctly worn and fastened, a helmet can reduce the severity of head injuries and prevent death.