New Regulations Improves Safety Requirements for Riders
- More types of ORVs & ATVs will be allowed enhanced on-road access, including two-up ATVs, side-by-side ATVs and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs).
- All riders – including drivers and passengers of all ages – must wear a helmet and use a seatbelt or foot rests, where applicable.
- Maximum overall width of equipment permitted, excluding mirrors, will now be 2.03 metres or 79.9 inches
- Drivers operating a permitted ORV along a road or highway must hold at least a G2 or M2 driver’s licence, and their vehicle must be registered and insured.
- Previous to July 1, 2015, only single-rider ATV’s, manufactured to carry a driver only and no passengers, could operate along certain provincial and municipal highways.
- Off-road vehicle (ORVs) is a broad term that can include single-rider, two-up and side-by-side ATVs and utility terrain vehicles.