Bicycle Safety Helmet

In Prince Edward Island, everyone must wear a bicycle helmet while riding a bicycle on the highway. It is the law | À l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, la loi vous oblige à porter un casque protecteur dûment certifié lorsque vous faites du vélo.

In Prince Edward Island it is mandatory that persons of all ages must wear a properly certified bicycle helmet at all times while riding bicycles on the highway.

Helmets should have a label located on the inside of the helmet with one of the following safety approvals: Snell, CSA, or ASTM.

Be sure to purchase a helmet that fits your head properly. There are three types of helmets: child, youth and adult.

Parents are responsible for children under the age of 16 who ride without an approved bicycle helmet. Adults aged 16 and older who ride without an approved helmet can receive a $100 fine and a $20 surcharge.

Does a child in a trailer, pulled by a bicycle, require a safety helmet?

The law is for riders and passengers. A child in a trailer is considered a passenger and must wear an approved safety helmet.

How often should my safety helmet be replaced?

After any high-impact collision or if the safety helmet is damaged.

Am I required to wear my safety helmet on the Confederation Trail?

Yes, you are required by law to wear your safety helmet on the Confederation Trail.

Where can I find more information?

For more information on bicycle safety, refer to sections 194 (1) & 194 (2) of the Highway Traffic Act [718 Kb]. 

For more information on bicycle helmet safety, please read the Bicycle Safety Helmet Regulations


Published date: 
June 10, 2015
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