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Ebike Regulations in New Foundland and Labrador

By Kash Gh

Mar 18, 2021

ebike Regulation in Newfoundland and Labrador
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In Newfoundland and Labrador, electric assist bike owners must follow all federal legislation. The ebike motors cannot be more powerful than 500 watts and the ebike’s top speed has to be maximum 32 km/h. Drivers must wear a helmet. They also must have fully operable pedals which means the engine must disengage when the operator stops pedaling. However, they are allowed to have an accelerator controller.

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians love to ride their ebikes! The province is home to some of the best biking trails in the country, and cycling is a great way to explore all that Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer.

However, there are some regulations that cyclists need to be aware of before hitting the open road.

Here are some of the most important ebike regulations in Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • All cyclists must wear a helmet while riding. This is law in Newfoundland and Labrador, and failure to do so could result in a fine.
  • Cyclists must ride on the right side of the road, unless they are passing another vehicle or cyclist.
  • Cyclists must use hand signals when turning or stopping.
  • Cyclists must have a white light on the front of their bike and a red light or reflector on the rear. These lights must be used at night or when visibility is low.
  • Cyclists are not allowed to ride on sidewalks, unless they are specifically designated as such.
  • Cyclists must yield to pedestrians at all times.
  • The use of headphones or earbuds is not permitted while cycling. This law is in place so that cyclists can hear traffic and other hazards around them.

By following these regulations, cyclists can ensure that they are riding safely and legally in Newfoundland and Labrador. Happy pedaling!

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