16. The only persons authorized to operate off-highway vehicles or maintenance vehicles on a trail, a road, public land or private land belonging to a municipality are persons 16 years of age or over who hold a valid driver’s licence, appropriate to the class of vehicle used, and who meet the requirements prescribed in this division.
To operate an off-highway vehicle in the areas referred to in the first paragraph, a person 16 or 17 years of age must also hold a training certificate attesting that the person has passed the examination or successfully completed the training prescribed by regulation of the Minister.
The Government may, by regulation, provide for exceptions to the requirement to hold a licence.
The requirement to hold a driver’s licence under the first paragraph of this section comes into force on 10 September 2021. (See 2020, c. 26, s. 151(1))