Motorized mobility aids (MMAs) are devices designed to make up for an inability to walk. They include electric wheelchairs, three-wheel mobility scooters and four-wheel mobility scooters.
The results of a pilot project that ended on June 1, 2020, confirmed the importance of continuing to regulate the use of MMAs, which the ministère des Transports has deemed essential. This falls within the mission of the ministère des Transports, which is to ensure the mobility of individuals through safe and efficient transportation systems.
On August 9, 2020, an order of the Minister of Transport came into force allowing the use of a motorized mobility aid on public roads and its cohabitation with other road users.
Individuals who use MMAs to travel on public roads must be aware of the order in force, including the information about the definition of a motorized mobility aid, traffic rules and mandatory equipment.
The rules have been put in place to ensure both the safety of MMA users and a harmonious cohabitation between them and other road users. Not only do these rules promote a better sharing of the road, they also allow greater flexibility when choosing a route by regulating the use of MMAs on roadways, cycle lanes and sidewalks.
An MMA user who fails to respect the rules is liable to a fine under the
Highway Safety Code.
For more information, consult the rules specific to motorized mobility aids.
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