Third Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature
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THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AMENDMENT ACT (BICYCLE HELMETS)
(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The Highway Traffic Act is amended by this Act.
2(1) Subsection 145(4) is replaced with the following:
145(4) Subject to the regulations made under subsection (4.1), no person shall ride on or operate a bicycle or a power-assisted bicycle on a highway or bicycle facility unless he or she is wearing a properly fitted and fastened protective helmet.
2(2) The following is added after subsection 145(4):
145(4.1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations exempting a person or class of persons from the requirements of subsection (4) and may prescribe conditions for those exemptions.
3 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.
This Bill requires a person riding a bicycle or a power-assisted bicycle on a highway or bicycle path to wear a proper protective helmet. Regulations may be made to exempt persons or classes of persons from the requirement.