Right Hand Drive Vehicles
It is illegal to operate a right-hand drive or steer vehicle on PEI roads unless it is exempt under the PEI Highway Traffic Act.
Any right-hand drive vehicle included under the exemptions must prominently display a sign at the rear of the vehicle indicating it is a right-hand drive vehicle. This sign must say “RIGHT HAND DRIVE VEHICLE” in bold-face letters not less than 50 mm in a colour that contrasts the vehicle.
Anyone operating a right-hand drive vehicle without this sign may be fined from $200 to $1,000.
Which right-hand drive vehicles are permitted under the legislation?
Legislation prohibiting the use of right-hand drive vehicles on PEI roads came into effect on June 1, 2014. Any vehicle registered in the province prior to this legislation is exempt. Other vehicle exemptions include vehicles:
- registered outside of Prince Edward Island visiting the Province;
- manufactured 25 years ago or more;
- registered for commercial use such as a street sweeper or garbage truck;
- considered as special mobile equipment;
- under 4,100 kg in weight of a prescribed type or class such as a vehicle used in rural mail delivery; and
- operating under the authority of an exemption permit for a specific work purpose that requires right hand steer, i.e. dual steering vehicles used by driver education schools.