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"Point in Time" Regulation Content

Motor Vehicle Act

Motor Assisted Cycle Regulation

B.C. Reg. 151/2002

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 1 March 22, 2018
Section 3 March 22, 2018
Section 6 March 22, 2018

 Section 1 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 56/2018, effective March 22, 2018.

Motor

1   (1) A motor assisted cycle must have no more than one motor for propulsion.

(2) The motor of a motor assisted cycle must

(a) be an electric motor,

(b) have a continuous power output rating of not more than 500 watts, and

(c) not be capable of propelling the motor assisted cycle at a speed greater than 32 km/hr on level ground.

 Section 3 (1) (a) and (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 56/2018, effective March 22, 2018.

(a) allows the driver to turn the motor on and off from a normal seated position while operating the motor assisted cycle, or

(b) prevents the motor from turning on or engaging before the motor assisted cycle attains a speed of 3 km/hr.

 Section 3 (2) (part) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 56/2018, effective March 22, 2018.

(2) The motor of a motor assisted cycle must turn off or disengage if

 Section 6 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 56/2018, effective March 22, 2018.

Drive system and equipment securement

6   The motor drive system and all energy storage devices of a motor assisted cycle must be secured to prevent movement in any direction relative to the motor assisted cycle while the motor assisted cycle is operating.