OHV Safety Act

Operating a small vehicle is a high risk activity. These vehicles are lighter, less stable and more vulnerable in a crash than other vehicles on the road. New riders are at the greatest risk of having a collision because they are unfamiliar with the controls and handling characteristics of small vehicles.

Even if you are an experienced automobile driver, when learning to ride a small vehicle, be aware that you are once again a beginner. Always ride with a safe attitude. Try to anticipate and avoid dangerous situations by riding safely. Being involved in a crash can mean a loss of income, health and possibly a life.

This handbook is a good source in understanding the rules and regulations applying to small vehicles. For other driver handbooks and to understand more about road safety and low risk driving pick up a Basic, Motorcycle and/or Professional Driver’s Handbook at an Alberta Registry Agent office or on http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/DriversVehicles.htm

Although efforts have been made to reflect the current state of the legislation and regulations at the time of its original publishing, this publication has no legislative sanction and is not intended to take the place of the Traffic Safety Act and Regulations or other legislation from which in part it is derived. The user is encouraged to refer to the source legislation for purposes of interpreting and applying the law which can be found at http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/525.htm.


Courtesy of Alberta Transportation

Alberta Introduces OHV Helmet Law

As of May 15, 2017, CSA-compliant helmets must be worn by OHV users when riding on public land. Public land means Crown land, including areas that have been designated for public OHV use, public roadway and highway rights-of-way.


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