A moped is a passenger vehicle having two or three wheels and a maximum speed of 70 km/h, equipped with an electric motor or a motor having a cylinder capacity of not more than 50 cc with an automatic transmission.
Operating a moped or scooter requires a Class 6D licence. Holders of all other classes (other than Class 8) of driver's licence or probationary licence are authorized to operate a moped or scooter.
The holder of a moped or motorized scooter (Class 6D) licence cannot drive any other vehicles.
You must meet the following criteria:
You are required to pass the 6-hour Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Moped or Motorized Scooter driving course. You must be at least 14 years old and have read the Driver's Handbook and the Operating a Moped or Scooter guides before taking the driving course. These guides are available in libraries and sold at Publications du Québec outlets and most bookstores in Québec.
The Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Moped or Motorized Scooter driving course does not merely cover the basic skills required to handle a moped or scooter. It also aims to better prepare future moped and scooter operators to drive safely and to educate them, in particular, about the risks inherent to driving this type of vehicle and increase their awareness of other road users.
Schedule an appointment with an SAAQ service centre for a knowledge test and vision test.
When you go for your appointment, remember to bring the following:
The knowledge test includes 32 multiple-choice questions about the Highway Safety Code, road signs and traffic signals and the techniques of driving a moped or motorized scooter.
This test allows the SAAQ to ensure that you are adequately prepared to drive a moped or motorized scooter.
Passing mark: 75%
If you fail the test: You must wait at least 28 days before you can take the test again. An appointment is required.
To prepare properly, we suggest that you study:
Zero alcohol and 4 demerit points
Holders of a Class 6D driver's licence who have fewer than five years of experience must abide by the following rules:
Holders of a Class 6D driver's licence who have five years or more of experience are subject to:
Prohibition to carry a passenger
As of December 7, 2008, drivers of a moped or motorized scooter who are under age 16 are prohibited from carrying a passenger. Drivers who commit this offence are liable to a $100 fine*.
Prohibition to increase the power or speed of a moped or motorized scooter
As of December 7, 2008, it is prohibited to sell, rent or place at the disposal of a person equipment designed to increase the power or maximum speed of a moped or motorized scooter.
Moreover, drivers of a moped or motorized scooter which has been modified to increase its power may also be in violation of the Highway Safety Code, since the vehicle no longer meets the definition of a moped or motorized scooter, and the driver may not hold the appropriate class of licence to drive the vehicle. Offenders are subject to the following penalties:
* Other fees may be added to the fine provided under the Highway Safety Code (contribution to the IVAC crime victims compensation program, registry fees, etc.).