Can I Ride a Low-Speed Electric Scooter on Public Roadways?

Low-speed motorized scooters are currently prohibited on the road network. However, starting September 13, 2018, a new three-year pilot project will allow you to ride certain authorized low-speed electric scooters on public roadways.

Rules

To ride low-speed electric scooters on public roadways, you must comply with certain conditions:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • attend the training sessions offered by the manufacturer or distributor registered for the pilot project
  • ride on roadways where the speed limit is 50 km/h or less
  • wear a protective (bicycle) helmet
  • obey the Highway Safety Code, as well as the other conditions of the pilot project

To find out more, refer to the ministerial order regarding the electric scooter pilot project,  which was published on the LégisQuébec website.

For applicable rules and safety tips, visit the pages Skates, Skateboards and Non-Motorized Foot Scooters: What the Law Says and Skates, Skateboards and Non-Motorized Foot Scooters: Common Sense.