Atv Helmet Law Alberta

In our law firm, we have acted for victims of serious brain injuries as well as for the death of people who drive PHEVs without helmets and hit their heads on the ground or on roll bars when not tied in a vehicle side by side (photo here). Many off-road vehicle associations in the province have lobbied the provincial government to pass this legislation, as these organizations across the province regularly see the dangers of these PHEVs. “I was seriously injured after being thrown out of an SUV, and I wasn`t wearing a helmet,” said Denise Pelletier, the head injury survivor. “I was transported by ambulance to Foothills Hospital and rushed for brain surgery and put myself in an induced coma.” “Head injuries are the #1 risk for PHEV drivers. The helmet requirement will mean that more cyclists will remain safe and continue to enjoy riding in Alberta`s beautiful landscapes. “If you introduce a helmet law, the death rate drops by about half, so we could save three to four lives a year. It`s important,” said Don Voaklander, Director of the Centre for Injury Prevention at the University of Alberta. Unfortunately, the new law, which comes into effect on May 15, only applies to people who operate an ORV on public land. Therefore, people who drive PHEVs on private land still cannot wear a helmet and expose themselves to unnecessary risks. At Handel Law Firm, we believe that this legislation does not go far enough, it should apply to operations on private land, because if a person on private land suffers a serious brain injury because they were not wearing a helmet, it is the taxpayers of Alberta who take the bill for this brain injury treatment that could have been avoided simply by wearing a helmet.

In other words, your private land rights to do what you want do not extend to unnecessarily risky behavior when the injuries caused by that risky behavior are paid for by public money. The rules come into effect on May 15 and apply to ATVs such as ATVs, as well as all-terrain motorcycles and snowmobiles. Fines for not wearing a helmet range from $93 to $155. See below june 10: As Allie Miller reports, many ATV enthusiasts have been wearing helmets for years before the bill. Alberta introduces legislation that would require helmets to be worn when driving off-highway vehicles (OVHVs) on public lands. Some backcountry trail users say the new provincial law, which makes helmet use mandatory for off-road vehicle drivers on public lands, is a welcome change. “I want to assure the farming and livestock community that the changes we are proposing for OHV helmets will not apply to agriculture and livestock,” Mason said. Hopefully, the provincial government will pass other laws requiring THOSEVs to wear helmets on public and private lands. The Helmets Act applies to drivers who are on Public Lands, that is, Crown lands – including areas designated for the public use of PHEVs – public roads and road traffic rights.

Alberta is one of the last Canadian jurisdictions to pass helmet legislation for ATV drivers. A new law requiring helmets for drivers of off-road vehicles (PHEVs) will come into force on May 15. “Right now, there is no law requiring a person of all ages to wear a helmet when driving an ORV,” Alberta Transportation Secretary Brian Mason said Monday. On public lands, drivers of ATVs, snowmobiles, all-terrain motorcycles, four-wheel drive vehicles and side-by-side must wear a helmet or face a fine of up to $155. Fines range from $93 for not wearing an approved helmet to $155 for not wearing a helmet. But Liberal Leader David Swann, a longtime supporter of helmet legislation, said that while the new rules were an important first step, the government needed to go further. “The government is committed to improving safety in Alberta`s transportation system. The vast majority of Albertans told us they wanted us to make helmet use mandatory for PHEV cyclists, and we responded. This will ensure driver safety so that PHEVs can continue to be enjoyed in the future,” said NDP Transportation Minister Brian Mason in the press release. Alberta`s Transportation Secretary introduces new legislation that requires helmets to be used in SUVs. Alberta`s Road Safety Act prohibits persons under the age of 14 from operating an off-highway vehicle on public lands without adult supervision.

Currently, there is no helmet requirement for quadcyclists traveling on public or private land. According to the Injury Prevention Centre, head injuries were the leading cause of death among ATV drivers and passengers between 2002 and 2013.