C-24.2 - Highway Safety Code

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274.2. No person may sell, lease or place at the disposal of a person or offer in any way to sell, lease or place at the disposal of a person, for valuable consideration, an electric motor to transform a bicycle into a power-assisted bicycle, unless the motor
(1)  meets the standards prescribed by a regulation made pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Statutes of Canada, 1993, chapter 16) concerning the electric motor of a power-assisted bicycle where the motor is installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s standards for installation on a bicycle;
(2)  has an enabling mechanism to turn the electric motor on and off that is separate from the accelerator controller and fitted in such a manner that it is operable by the driver, or a mechanism that prevents the motor from being engaged before the bicycle attains a speed of 3 km/h; and
(3)  bears a label that indicates its continuous power output rating and the maximum number of revolutions per minute, as measured at the shaft of the motor.
2002, c. 29, s. 40.