To use an electric wheelchair, you must follow safety rules, be alert, and use common sense.
On June 1, 2015, the pilot project concerning motorized mobility aids (page in French only), overseen by the Ministère des Transports, came into effect. This pilot project, which was to end on June 1, 2018, was extended until June 1, 2020.
At this time, the Ministère des Transports is finalizing a ministerial order that will enable regulating the operation of motorized mobility aids. It should be published very soon.
For everyone’s safety, people using electric wheelchairs or 3- and 4-wheeled scooters, also known as “motorized mobility aids,” should adapt their speed to that of pedestrians.
Motorized mobility aid users should cross the street the same way pedestrians do, that is:
To turn left at an intersection, motorized mobility aid users should act like pedestrians and cross along an L-shaped pattern.
Motorized mobility aid users travelling on the roadway or shoulder must yield the right of way:
Visit the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports Web site for more information on rules that apply to travelling on public roadways (page in French only).
Motorized mobility aid users travelling on the roadway or the shoulder must ride with the flow of traffic.
See the website of the Ministère des Transports to know more about all mandatory and recommended accessories (page in French only).