52. All operators and passengers must wear adequate clothing, footwear and protective equipment, in accordance with the type of vehicle, so as not to endanger their safety or the safety of others.
The Government may, by regulation, determine the standards applicable to clothing and other equipment that must be worn.
Unless otherwise provided in a regulation,
(1) all vehicle operators must wear footwear that makes it easy to control their vehicle’s pedals and prevents the risk of injuries; and
(2) all operators and passengers of off-highway vehicles, sleighs and trailers must wear helmets with visors that meet the regulatory standards prescribed by the Government or safety glasses if the helmet has no visor.
Despite the preceding paragraphs, in addition to the cases that may be determined by government regulation, a helmet is not required if the vehicle is equipped with a closed compartment; nor is it required in the case of trapping activities involving frequent stops if the speed of the vehicle during such activities does not exceed 30 km/h.
In addition, passengers are not required to wear a visor or safety glasses when they are in a sleigh or trailer with a closed compartment.
Operators and passengers must, on the request of a peace officer, an inspector or a trail security officer, allow the officer or inspector to examine their helmet, glasses and any other equipment prescribed by regulation.
2020, c. 262020, c. 26, s. 52.