Originally Posted by jeff96
I'm gathering from other posters that when the law is enforced that it's not with the maximum penalty, however, you are right, anyone using these bikes on the road are taking their chances that they are going to be made the example.
So far the ones in Ontario that have had the roughest time are those that have had their drivers licence suspended and I suspect the driving while suspended charges stuck because the licence suspensions were for impaired driving. Impaired driving is a criminal offence and the criminal code of Canada affords a much broader scope to the term "motor vehicle" so when your suspended for impaired driving pretty much anything propelled by anything other than muscles is off limits...powered bicycles, mobility scooters and Segways included. Driving suspensions issued in Ontario for provincial offences, HTA offences or FRO problems would not prohibit a person from using a powered bicycle, mobility scooter etc etc.