Regulation - LGIC

Proposed Amendment to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 596 s.10(1) to change the current motorcycle handlebar requirements to permit handlebars that are at the top of the operator's shoulders or lower while seated.

Regulation Number(s):
O.Reg 596 s.10(1)
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Proposal:
Ontario introduced a motorcycle handlebar height restriction of 380mm, in 2009 (HTA Reg. 596: GENERAL). Currently, Regulation 596 s. 10(1) (GENERAL) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) restricts the operation of a motorcycle or motor assisted bicycle on highway if the motorcycles handlebars are more than 380mm in height above the highest portion of the seat while the operator is seated.

The Ministry is proposing to amend the current height restriction to respond to stakeholder requests from both
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
It is anticipated that this proposal will not have any administrative costs for business. The proposed amendment will eliminate a barrier to the Ontario market by permitting additional motorcycle handlebar configurations on controlled-access highways.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
May 3, 2019
Comments Due Date:
June 1, 2019
Contact Address:
87 Sir William Hearst Avenue, room 212, Toronto, Ontario M3M 0B4