To operate a moped or scooter, you must be at least 14 years of age and hold a Class 6D driver's licence. Registering your moped or scooter as well as wearing a helmet are mandatory, not to mention that you must obey the Highway Safety Code. Modifying a moped or scooter is prohibited.
According to the Code, a moped or scooter is a passenger vehicle having 2 or 3 wheels, equipped with an electric motor or a motor having a cylinder capacity of not more than 50 cc with an automatic transmission and having a maximum speed of 70 km/h.
If a vehicle does not meet this definition, it is considered to be a motorcycle.
To operate a moped or scooter, you must hold a Class 6D licence.
The following licences automatically authorize their holder to operate a moped or scooter:
Is your teenager a prospective moped or scooter driver?
Sign a family contract (PDF, 76.7 ko)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. with your child. This agreement helps determine the rules to obey and specifies the expectations and responsibilities of each party.
In order to be authorized for road use, mopeds and scooters must be registered.
If you are under age 16, you must ride your moped or scooter alone
If you have a passenger, you are liable to a $100 fine.
Under the Protective Helmets Regulation, every person riding on a moped or scooter must wear a helmet that complies with one of the following manufacturing standards:
Businesses specialized in helmet sales or rentals must supply helmets that comply with current manufacturing standards.
Peace officers may request to examine your helmet
If a peace officer asks to examine your helmet, you must comply with the request. If you refuse, you are liable to:
The best way to ensure that you can see and be seen properly is to obey the law. All mopeds and scooters are required to be equipped with the following:
Modifying a moped or scooter to increase its power or maximum speed is prohibited, since the vehicle would no longer meet the definition of a moped or scooterA 2- or 3-wheel passenger vehicle equipped with an electric motor or a gasoline-powered engine with a cylinder capacity of no more than 50 cc and an automatic transmission..
If you are pulled over:
A moped or scooter has a maximum speed of 70 km/h. A moped or scooter that can go faster no longer meets the official definition of a moped or scooterA 2- or 3-wheel passenger vehicle equipped with an electric motor or a gasoline-powered engine with a cylinder capacity of no more than 50 cc and an automatic transmission. and is actually considered to be a motorcyclePassenger vehicle, other than a power-assisted bicycle, having two or three wheels that has at least one characteristic different from the characteristics of a moped..
In such a case, your moped or scooter registration as well as your Class 6D licence are no longer appropriate to operate your vehicle.
Last update: July 21, 2021