Highway Traffic Act Regulations and Fines

Ontario Highway Traffic Act regulates how vehicles are used on Ontario roads. Bicycles are considered vehicles as part of the Act.

Ontario Court of Justice – schedule 43 lists fines for non-compliance to the Highway Traffic Act

Victim Fine Surcharges – Ontario Regulation 161/00

Costs – costs are payable upon conviction for the purposes of subsection 60 (1) of the Provincial Offences Act

Per Section 56, the Demerit Point System is for the regulation of motor vehicles; not for cyclists.

Rule HTA Section Fine $
Must stop at stop sign 136 85
Must yield to traffic 136 85
Must stop at red light 144 260
Must signal intention to turn 142 85
 Vehicles traveling at less

than the normal speed of

traffic must ride as close as

practicable

to the right

147 85
Fail to stop at crossover 140 150
Travel wrong way – one way

traffic

153 85
Approach open streetcar door

too closely &

Pass streetcar on the left side

166(1)

166(2)

85

85

Must stop for school bus when

upper alternating red lights

flashing and stop arm is out

175(12) 400

 Rule HTA Section Fine $
Improper use of bicycle lights 62 85
Improper brakes on bicycle 64 85
Must have working bell or horn 75(5) 85
Riders under 18 yrs must wear

appropriate helmet when cycling

Guardian must ensure rider under

16 yrs uses bicycle helmet

104(2.1)

104(2.2)

60

60

Must walk bicycle in a pedestrian

cross-over (mid-block)

or at a crosswalk (intersection)

140(6)

144(29)

85

85

No passengers allowed on bike

built for one person

178(2) 85
Not permitted to attach yourself

to another vehicle or streetcar

for the purpose of “hitching a

ride”

178(4) 35
Must stop when requested by police

Must identify self when stopped by

police

218(1)

218(2)

85

85