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Motor-driven Cycles Regulations made under Section 10 of the
Motor Vehicle Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293
O.I.C. 74-742 (July 9, 1974), N.S. Reg. 63/74
as amended by O.I.C. 86-886 (July 22, 1986), N.S. Reg. 187/86
1 In these regulations "motor-driven cycle" means a motor vehicle
(i) having two tandem wheels each with a rim diameter greater than 10 inches,
(ii) having steering handlebars completely constrained from rotating in relation to the axle of one wheel in contact with the ground,
(iii) with a wheelbase greater than 40 inches,
(iv) with a seat height unladen greater than 28 inches above the level surface on which the vehicle stands,
(v) having an engine not capable of developing more than 5 brake horsepower as measured at the driveshaft,
(vi) not capable of maintaining a speed of 40 miles per hour when laden.
Clause 1(v) repealed, clauses (vi) and (vii) renumbered (v) and (vi): O.I.C. 86-886, N.S. Reg. 187/86.
2 There is a class of vehicle designated and known as a motor-driven cycle.
3 The registration fee for a registration year for a motor-driven cycle is as provided in the schedule of fees approved under Section 270 [Section 302] of the Motor Vehicle Act.
Section 3 replaced: O.I.C. 86-886, N.S. Reg. 187/86.
4 The means of identification and proof of registration of a motor-driven cycle in respect of which the registration fee has been paid for a full registration year shall be a serially numbered sticker issued by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles for that registration year.
5 The sticker mentioned in Section 4 shall be affixed to and displayed
(a) on a number plate bearing the words "Nova Scotia" at the top;
(b) in the area and in the position on the number plate as may be from time to time prescribed by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.
6 On payment of the prescribed registration fee for a registration year, the registered owner of the motor-driven cycle shall be issued with a sticker for the number plate issued in respect of the motor-driven cycle.
7 Except as permitted by Section 62 [Section 70] of the Motor Vehicle Act, no person shall drive a motor-driven cycle on a highway unless he holds a drivers license that contains a condition permitting the holder to drive a motorcycle.
8 No person shall drive a motor-driven cycle on a highway unless he wears a safety helmet that meets the standards specified in any of the standards mentioned in the Motor Cycle Safety Helmet Regulations which were made by the Governor in Council on June 23, 1971, and were amended by the Governor in Council on December 21, 1971 [and on December 4, 1979].
9 (1) It is an offence for an operator of a motor-driven cycle to support, carry or in any way transport another person on a motor-driven cycle.
(2) Without restricting the generality of subsection (1), it is an offence for the operator of a motor-driven cycle to carry another person on the handlebar frame or other part of a motor-driven cycle, or upon the person of the operator or for any person to so ride upon a motor-driven cycle.
10 (1) It is an offence for an operator of a motor-driven cycle to allow the same to proceed on a highway by inertia momentum with his feet removed from the pedals nor shall such operator remove both hands from the handlebars while riding the motor-driven cycle nor practice any tricks or fancy riding on a highway.
(2) No person shall ride a motor-driven cycle on a sidewalk.
(3) No person shall ride a motor-driven cycle on a highway except as near as practicable to the extreme right of the main travelled portion of the highway and no person shall ride a motor-driven cycle abreast of or generally parallel to another motor-driven cycle in motion on the highway except for the purpose of passing any such other motor-driven cycle.