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Vehicle and helmet exemptions

Laws, requirements and exemptions for off-highway vehicle helmets and vehicle window tinting.

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Laws, requirements and exemptions regarding Alberta's helmet law.

Drivers and passengers with medical or physical conditions can apply for exemptions to vehicle helmet and window tinting requirements.

Sikhs who wear a turban can ride a motorcycle or off-highway vehicle without using a helmet.


In Alberta, off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders must wear CSA-compliant helmets when riding on public land. Sikhs who wear turbans are exempt from this requirement and Albertans with medical or physical condition(s) can apply for an exemption.


To connect with Vehicle Safety:

Hours: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8901
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-988-7628
Email: [email protected]

Main Floor, Twin Atria Building
4999 98 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6B 2X3