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Helmet laws: Prince Edward Island

Introduction and scope

The Prince Edward Island helmet law came into effect from 5 July 2003. It applies to bicyclists and their passengers of all ages, but does not apply to people riding tricycles.

The penalty for an offence against the law is between CAD50 and CAD100. Parents are responsible for offences committed by children under 16 years if aware that the child did not wear a helmet.

Compliance and enforcement

No data available.

Effect on casualties

No data available.

Effect on cycle use

No data available.

Cost benefit

No data available.

Note:
The population of Prince Edward Island is only around 140,000, of whom it likely that no more than 7,000 people cycle regularly. It may therefore be difficult to acquire statistically-significant data by which to measure the effects of the helmet law.