C-24.2, r. 6 - Protective Helmets Regulation

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chapter C-24.2, r. 6
Protective Helmets Regulation
Highway Safety Code
(chapter C-24.2, s. 621, par. 2).
Act respecting off-highway vehicles
(chapter V-1.3, s. 52, 2nd par.).
O.C. 1015-95; O.C. 660-2006, s. 1.
1. The references to the standards set out in this Regulation shall, unless otherwise indicated, be read as including any amendments made thereto.
O.C. 1015-95, s. 1.
2. Every person riding on a motorcycle, or moped, in a sidecar, on an off-road vehicle covered by the Act respecting off-highway vehicles (chapter V-1.3) or in a sleigh or trailer being towed by such a vehicle shall wear a protective helmet that complies with one of the following recognized standards of manufacture, sale, installation and use:
(1)  Standard CAN-3-D230 of the Canadian Standards Association;
(2)  Standard DOT FMVSS 218 of the United States Department of Transportation;
(3)  the standard entitled “Specifications for Protective Headgear for Vehicular Users Z90.1” of the American National Standards Institute;
(4)  the Snell Memorial Foundation standard;
(5)  the British Standards Institute standard;
(6)  ECE Regulation 22, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe standard.
A protective helmet must bear, at all times, the label affixed by the manufacturer in compliance with the requirements of the standard of manufacture.
O.C. 1015-95, s. 2; O.C. 660-2006, s. 2.
2.1. Every person riding a power-assisted bicycle on a public highway must wear a protective helmet that complies with the following standards of manufacture:
(1)  be made of a rigid shell with a padded interior; and
(2)  be equipped with a chin strap.
O.C. 660-2006, s. 3.
3. Moreover, to be in compliance, a protective helmet shall meet the following standards of use:
(1)  (paragraph revoked);
(2)  it shall be correctly adjusted and firmly attached by a chin strap; and
(3)  it shall be free of any modification to or deterioration of the internal or external structure. The helmet may, however, be repainted.
O.C. 1015-95, s. 3; O.C. 660-2006, s. 5.
4. This Regulation replaces:
(1)  the Regulation respecting protective helmets for motorcyclists and snowmobilists (R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-24, r. 7); and
(2)  the Regulation respecting protective helmets used by persons riding on light motorcycles or mopeds or in sidecars (O.C. 1333-82, 82-06-02).
O.C. 1015-95, s. 4.
5. (Omitted).
O.C. 1015-95, s. 5.
O.C. 1015-95, 1995 G.O. 2, 2348
O.C. 660-2006, 2006 G.O. 2, 2136
S.Q. 2020, c. 26, s. 149