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Moped or Motorized Scooter (Class 6D)

Moped or motorized scooter

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.

Conditions for obtaining a Class 6D licence

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Basic requirements
    • Minimum age: 14 (The Written consent of person with parental authorityThis link will open a new window. form (PDF: 1 page - 69 Kb) must be completed if an applicant is a minor);
    • Fill out the SAAQ's Declaration of Illness or Impairment form and meet the medical requirements;
    • Pass the SAAQ's vision test;
    • Passing a special driving course;
    • Pass the knowledge test (consult the costs for obtaining a licence for various classes of driver's licence).

Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Moped or Motorized Scooter driving course

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.

Knowledge test and vision test

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:

  • If you are under age 18, a duly completed Written consent of person with parental authorityThis link will open a new window. form (PDF: 1 page - 69 Kb);
  • Two original and valid pieces of identification (health insurance card, your birth certificate issued by the registrar of civil status (Directeur de l'état civil) if you were born in Québec, or a birth certificateThis link will open a new window. issued by the official issuing authority if you were born elsewhere in Canada, a Canadian passport or Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, etc.);
  • A duly completed attestation of successful completion of the driving course and payment for the driver's licence.

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:

Rules for holders of a Class 6D licence

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:

  • They are prohibited from driving after drinking alcohol (zero alcohol);
  • They must have fewer than four demerit points entered on their record.

Holders of a Class 6D driver's licence who have five years or more of experience are subject to:

  • Intermediate demerit point brackets
    • under age 23: 8 points;
    • age 23 and 24: 12 points;
    • age 25 and older: 15 points;
  • Zero alcohol rule under age 22.

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.

  • A private individual who commits an offence is liable to a $500 to $1,000 fine*;
  • A legal entity that commits an offence is liable to a $600 to $2,000 fine*.

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:

  • A $300 to $600 fine;
  • Vehicle seizure and impoundment for 30 days.

* 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.).

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Last Modification: 2014-10-17