V-1.3 - Act respecting off-highway vehicles

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4. The provisions of this Act do not apply to off-highway vehicles or maintenance vehicles in the following cases:
(1)  when such vehicles are displayed for sale, used for demonstration purposes at an exhibition or trade show or demonstrated or tested on private land elsewhere than on a trail by a manufacturer or dealer;
(2)  when such vehicles are used to carry persons or transport goods inside a building;
(3)  when such vehicles are used for a race, rally, contest or recreational use inside a building; the same applies when such an activity is held outdoors if
(a)  the activity is held on a closed track on private land with the authorization of the owner of the land;
(b)  the activity is not held on a road and does not cross any roads; or
(c)  the activity is planned and held under the responsibility of a sports organization or an off-highway vehicle association or federation;
(4)  when such vehicles are operated on a construction site or at a train station, harbour or airport, or are used for work on an industrial or agricultural site that is not accessible to the general public;
(5)  when golf carts and other vehicles are used exclusively at a golf course;
(6)  when groomers and other vehicles are operated exclusively within skiable terrain and do not cross or travel on a road or trail;
(7)  when one-person garden tractors and lawnmowers are used on a site to perform the tasks for which they are intended;
(8)  when power-assisted bicycles, including motorized mountain bikes, that do not qualify as mopeds or motorcycles within the meaning of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) are operated; and
(9)  when off-highway vehicles intended by the manufacturer to be operated by persons under 16 years of age are operated exclusively on private land, elsewhere than on a trail, with the authorization of the land’s owner.
The Government may specify by regulation the meaning of a word or an expression and may determine in which cases and under which conditions a vehicle is subject to or exempt from the application of one or more of the provisions of this Act.
2020, c. 262020, c. 26, s. 4.
In force: 2020-12-30
4. The provisions of this Act do not apply to off-highway vehicles or maintenance vehicles in the following cases:
(1)  when such vehicles are displayed for sale, used for demonstration purposes at an exhibition or trade show or demonstrated or tested on private land elsewhere than on a trail by a manufacturer or dealer;
(2)  when such vehicles are used to carry persons or transport goods inside a building;
(3)  when such vehicles are used for a race, rally, contest or recreational use inside a building; the same applies when such an activity is held outdoors if
(a)  the activity is held on a closed track on private land with the authorization of the owner of the land;
(b)  the activity is not held on a road and does not cross any roads; or
(c)  the activity is planned and held under the responsibility of a sports organization or an off-highway vehicle association or federation;
(4)  when such vehicles are operated on a construction site or at a train station, harbour or airport, or are used for work on an industrial or agricultural site that is not accessible to the general public;
(5)  when golf carts and other vehicles are used exclusively at a golf course;
(6)  when groomers and other vehicles are operated exclusively within skiable terrain and do not cross or travel on a road or trail;
(7)  when one-person garden tractors and lawnmowers are used on a site to perform the tasks for which they are intended;
(8)  when power-assisted bicycles, including motorized mountain bikes, that do not qualify as mopeds or motorcycles within the meaning of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) are operated; and
(9)  when off-highway vehicles intended by the manufacturer to be operated by persons under 16 years of age are operated exclusively on private land, elsewhere than on a trail, with the authorization of the land’s owner.
The Government may specify by regulation the meaning of a word or an expression and may determine in which cases and under which conditions a vehicle is subject to or exempt from the application of one or more of the provisions of this Act.
2020, c. 262020, c. 26, s. 4.