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    DUI for e-bike driver,

    Act. E-bike driver charged with being impaired after crash

    I imagine that would be the same for riding a bicycle. Not too sure what is Highway Traffic Act and what is criminal code.

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    I'm actually impressed there were two girls and a pizza on an e-bike. Good balance.

    From a legal perspective, treat it just like riding a bike while impaired, riding a lawn mower while impaired, or riding a horse while impaired. However you look at it, they're impaired. I can't say I haven't done it, but it doesn't mean it's not wrong.

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    While there are a variety of charges you could receive for operating a bicycle while drunk, impaired driving is not one of them. The criminal code states that it must be a motorized vehicle -- and this motorized vehicle doesn't need to be on a highway, you can be charged on your own property in the back 50.

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    gotcha, that is a break. Not that I ride around drunk all the time but it would be a problem if we had a couple of sammys after a ride and got stopped riding home. I can't imagine loosing my license for anything I do on a bike. Although my son got ticketed for going through a stop sign when he was 16 before he had a drivers license and that was on his license when he got a license later. It was the only time he ever lost points and it was for riding through a stop sign before he had a license.

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    Can anyone shed more light on this situation? I've often wondered about having a couple beers on my way home from a ride.

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    lets see if this link is good,

    Quote Originally Posted by Dugly View Post
    Can anyone shed more light on this situation? I've often wondered about having a couple beers on my way home from a ride.
    Criminal Code

    pretty much what crudest said. No motor no case for impaired.

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    Thanks, crank.
    I've always been curious about how bicycles are defined in terms of the Highway Traffic Act as well....

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    the highway traffic act seems straight forward,

    Quote Originally Posted by Dugly View Post
    Thanks, crank.
    I've always been curious about how bicycles are defined in terms of the Highway Traffic Act as well....
    Cycling Skills - 5) Cycling and The Law

    but a lot of cities have bylaws that change things.
    in Orillia e bikes ok on trails.
    Trail Etiquette - City of Orillia

    in Toronto no e bikes on trails.
    Bylaw enforcement - electric bicycles - e-bikes - in City of Toronto Parks

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    "motor vehicle" is required for a DUI. No motor, no DUI. You can ride a bike completely hammered with no risk of DUI. Public intoxication is a different story though. So keep your clothes on and dont scream at things. LOL

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