The details in the amendments to the Traffic Safety Act and Off-Highway Vehicle Regulation reflect the valued input received from individual Albertans, organizations, and communities, like yours.
The law aligns helmet safety standards with those used for motorcycles, creates requirements regarding the condition and use of helmets, sets fine amounts for those not complying, and specifies exemptions. These include exempting OHV users from the requirement to wear a helmet when riding on private property; riding on First Nations Reserve and Metis Settlement lands; using an OHV with safe, manufacturer supplied rollover protective structures and seat belts that are worn; and riding for work where Alberta’s occupational health and safety laws do not require helmet use, for example for farming and ranching workers.
The details in the law seek to recognize the diversity in OHV use and in OHV riders in Alberta. Thank you for taking part in our engagement and for helping to reduce injuries and fatalities.
More information on new OHV helmet law is available through the following links:
OHV Helmet Law Webpage – www.transportation.alberta.ca/ohv_helmets.htm
OHV Helmet Laws Frequently Asked Questions - www.transportation.alberta.ca/documents/OHVHelmets-FAQ.pdf
Bill 36 - http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_files/docs/bills/bill/legislature_29/session_2/20160308_bill-036.pdf
Traffic Safety Act and Off-Highway Vehicle Regulation – www.qp.alberta.ca
Office of Traffic Safety
Government of Alberta
511 Alberta - Alberta’s Official Road Reports
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