Low-Speed Vehicle Pilot
O. Reg. 215/17
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
Summary of Proposal:
On July 1, 2017, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) launched a pilot project to permit low-speed vehicles (LSVs) on Ontario's roads.
MTO is committed to supporting new and emerging technologies that can help move people safely and efficiently while limiting environmental impacts. We aim to strike the appropriate balance between maintaining road safety while also ensuring that the Province's regulatory environment does not create unnecessary barriers to innovation, consumer choice and individual mobility.
The pilot is intended to evaluate the use of LSVs over a 10-year period to examine their ability to safely integrate with other vehicle types and determine whether existing rules of the road are adequate. The pilot authority allows MTO to make changes as necessary to keep pace with new and emerging technology and to address public and business needs.
Based on stakeholder feedback, MTO is soliciting comments on proposed changes to the LSV pilot regulation.
For details on the ministry's proposed changes to the LSV pilot regulation, please see the attached. We invite you to submit comments on these proposed changes for MTO consideration.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
It is anticipated that these changes to the LSV pilot project will not have any administrative costs for business. The proposed pilot would support economic development, encourage innovation in Ontario's automotive sector and promote transportation modes that are environmentally friendly, while also supporting Ontario's "Open for Business" initiative.
March 8, 2021
Comments Due Date:
April 7, 2021
Ministry of Transportation
Road Safety Program Development Office
Safety Program Development Branch
87 Sir William Hearst Avenue
Building "A", Room 212