Can you be fined for not wearing a helmet in Ontario?

Toronto’s municipal site outlines the Ontario law that has been in place since 1995 requiring anyone 18 and under to wear a helmet – and the $75 fine. (It also lists laws in other provinces, many of which require all cyclists to wear helmets.)

Do adults have to wear bike helmets in Canada?

The use of bicycle helmets is compulsory in the provinces of British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. In the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, the use of helmets is mandatory for cyclists under the age of 18 years.

What is the fine for breaking the bicycle helmet law in Ontario?

Anyone without these can be slapped with a $109 fine. Police also say this is only the minimum requirement, adding “the more lights the better!” Violating the rules of the road comes with the costliest penalty. A $167 ticket can be issued for things like failing to obey traffic lights, or not stopping at stop signs.

Are you allowed to ride your bike on the sidewalk in Ontario?

Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 950 states that “No person age 14 and older shall ride a bicycle on a sidewalk of any highway, except for those locations designated in § 886-6 of Chapter 886, Footpaths, Pedestrian Ways, Bicycle Paths, Bicycle Lanes and Cycle Tracks.”

What is the age for wearing a bike helmet?

In addition to bicycles, all youth under 16 are also required to wear a helmet when on scooters, skateboards, and inline skates. Montgomery country requires all riders under 18 years of age to wear a helmet when on a bicycle. Sykesville requires a helmet for riders of all ages.

Is it illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk in Ontario?

Do you need a bell on your bike in Ontario?

According to the Highway Traffic Act, every bicycle “shall be equipped with an alarm bell, gong or horn, which shall be kept in good working order and sounded whenever it is reasonably necessary to notify pedestrians or others of its approach.”