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Motorcyclists to wear helmet Section 104

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Motorcyclists to wear helmet


104. (1) No person shall ride on or operate a motorcycle or motor assisted bicycle on a highway unless the person is wearing a helmet that complies with the regulations and the chin strap of the helmet is securely fastened under the chin. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 104 (1).

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(2) No person shall carry a passenger who is under sixteen years of age on a motorcycle on a highway unless the passenger is wearing a helmet that complies with the regulations and the chin strap of the helmet is securely fastened under the chin. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 104 (2).

Bicyclists to wear helmet

(2.1) No person shall ride on or operate a bicycle on a highway unless the person is wearing a bicycle helmet that complies with the regulations and the chin strap of the helmet is securely fastened under the chin. 1993, c. 18, s. 1.

Duty of parent or guardian

(2.2) No parent or guardian of a person under sixteen years of age shall authorize or knowingly permit that person to ride on or operate a bicycle on a highway unless the person is wearing a bicycle helmet as required by subsection (2.1). 1993, c. 18, s. 1.

Regulations

(3) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations,

(a) prescribing standards and specifications for helmets referred to in subsections (1), (2) and (2.1);

(b) providing for and requiring the identification and marking of the helmets;

(c) exempting any person or class of persons from the requirements of this section and prescribing conditions for exemptions. 1993, c. 18, s. 1.

Codes

(4) Any regulation may adopt by reference in whole or in part, with the changes that the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers necessary, any code, and may require compliance with any code that is so adopted. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 104 (4).


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