Motorcyclists’ protective gear and helmets are the only protection they can count on to avoid injuries or reduce their severity in the event of an accident or a fall.
Under the Protective Helmets Regulation, every person riding on a motorcycle, a moped or a motorized scooter, an all-terrain vehicle or a snowmobile must wear a protective helmet that complies with one of the following manufacturing standards:
Law enforcement officers may request to examine your helmet
If a law enforcement officer asks to examine your helmet, you must comply with the request.
Businesses specialized in helmet sales or rentals must supply helmets that comply with current manufacturing standards.
Helmets must be equipped with visors. If the helmet does not have a visor, the driver must wear protective goggles.
Furthermore, your protective helmet should:
Do not buy a used helmet!
Buying a used helmet halfway through its lifespan for 50% of the cost of a new helmet is not a bargain! In addition to normal wear, there could be damage that is invisible to the naked eye.
Drivers must wear eye protection. If the helmet does not have a visor, the driver must wear protective goggles. This requirement applies when the driver is travelling in a zone where the maximum speed limit is over 50 km/h.
For safe protection, the visor or protective goggles must be:
While not mandatory, it is highly recommended that passengers wear eye protection as well.
For maximum protection, your jacket and pants should, among other things:
Your well-adjusted gloves should be made of leather or anti-abrasive material such as Kevlar, and completely cover your hands and wrists.
They should also:
Avoid pieces of clothing made of or having a liner made of synthetic materials, because they can burn the skin in a fall. Jeans should also be avoided.
It is important that your boots cover your ankles. They should also:
Important: Avoid steel-toed boots.