Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1038)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2017-11-15. Previous Versions

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  • — SOR/2016-277, s. 1

    • 1 Schedule III to the Motor Vehicle Safety RegulationsFootnote 1 is amended by adding the following after item 223:

      Column IColumn IIColumn III
      Classes of Vehicles
      Item (CMVSS)DescriptionBusMotorcycleRestricted-use MotorcycleMulti-purpose Passenger VehiclePassenger CarSnow­mobileSnow­mobile CutterTrailerTrailer Converter DollyTruckLow-speed VehicleThree-wheeled Vehicle
      Enclosed Motor­cycleOpen Motor­cycleLimited-speed MotorcycleMotor TricycleVehicle Imported Temporarily for Special Purposes
      226Ejection MitigationXXXXX
  • — SOR/2016-277, s. 2

    • 2 Part III of Schedule IV to the Regulations is amended by adding the following after section 223:

      Ejection Mitigation (Standard 226)

        • (1) The following definitions apply in this section.

          fixed security partition

          fixed security partition means a structure that is located between two rows of designated seating positions in a vehicle and that extends the width of the vehicle so that an occupant cannot move between the rows. cloison de sécurité fixe

          modified roof

          modified roof means a roof on a vehicle that has been modified in whole or in part, or a roof added to a vehicle that did not have an original roof. toit modifié

        • (2) Subject to subsections (3) to (5), the following vehicles, other than convertibles and vehicles designed to be used without side doors, shall conform to the requirements of Technical Standards Document No. 226 — Ejection Mitigation (TSD 226), as amended from time to time:

          • (a) passenger cars,

          • (b) three-wheeled vehicles; and

          • (c) the following vehicles that have a GVWR of 4 536 kg or less:

            • (i) buses,

            • (ii) trucks, other than walk-in vans, and

            • (iii) multi-purpose passenger vehicles.

        • (3) A vehicle referred to in subsection (2) that has a modified roof or a fixed security partition does not need to conform to the requirements of TSD 226 if

          • (a) the vehicle bears a compliance label referred to in paragraph 6.6(1)(b) or an additional label referred to in paragraph 9(1)(c) of these Regulations; and

          • (b) the vehicle bears one or more labels permanently affixed within the view of occupants of the front outboard designated seating positions, displaying one of the following statements, as applicable, in letters of not less than six points in height:

            • (i) “This vehicle has a modified roof, and CMVSS 226 — EJECTION MITIGATION does not apply to this vehicle. / Ce véhicule a un toit modifié et la NSVAC 226 — RÉDUCTION DES RISQUES D’ÉJECTION ne s’applique pas à ce véhicule.”, and

            • (ii) “This vehicle has a fixed security partition, and CMVSS 226 — EJECTION MITIGATION does not apply to this vehicle. / Ce véhicule a une cloison de sécurité fixe et la NSVAC 226 — RÉDUCTION DES RISQUES D’ÉJECTION ne s’applique pas à ce véhicule.”.

        • (4) When one side of a vehicle referred to in subsection (2) has an outboard designated seating position equipped with a seat that has been modified for a disabled person, that side of the vehicle does not need to conform to the requirements of TSD 226 if

          • (a) the vehicle bears an additional label referred to in paragraph 9(1)(c) of these Regulations; and

          • (b) one or more labels displaying the following statement, in letters of not less than six points in height, are permanently affixed to the vehicle within the view of occupants of the front outboard designated seating positions and within the view of occupants of the rear outboard designated seating positions on the side of the vehicle that has the modified seat: “The [indicate here the side of the vehicle that has the modified seat] of this vehicle has been modified for a disabled person, and CMVSS 226 — EJECTION MITIGATION does not apply to this side of the vehicle. / Le [indiquer ici le côté du véhicule où le siège a été modifié] du véhicule a été modifié pour accueillir une personne handicapée et la NSVAC 226 — RÉDUCTION DES RISQUES D’ÉJECTION ne s’applique pas à ce côté du véhicule.”.

        • (5) When both sides of a vehicle referred to in subsection (2) have an outboard designated seating position equipped with a seat that has been modified for a disabled person, the vehicle does not need to conform to the requirements of TSD 226 if

          • (a) the vehicle bears an additional label referred to in paragraph 9(1)(c) of these Regulations; and

          • (b) one or more labels displaying the following statement, in letters of not less than six points in height, are permanently affixed to the vehicle within the view of occupants of the front outboard designated seating positions: “Both sides of this vehicle have been modified for a disabled person, and CMVSS 226 — EJECTION MITIGATION does not apply to this vehicle. / Les deux côtés de ce véhicule ont été modifiés pour accueillir une personne handicapée et la NSVAC 226 — RÉDUCTION DES RISQUES D’ÉJECTION ne s’applique pas à ce véhicule.”.

        • (6) The statements set out in subparagraphs (3)(b)(i) and (ii) and in paragraphs (4)(b) and (5)(b) shall be included in the owner’s manual.

        • (7) For greater certainty, when the entire vehicle does not need to conform to the requirements of TSD 226, the vehicle is required to display only one of the applicable statements set out in subparagraphs (3)(b)(i) and (ii) and paragraph (5)(b).

  • — SOR/2017-104, s. 2(2)

      • (2) Schedule III to the Regulations is amended by adding the following after item 135:

        Column IColumn IIColumn III
        Classes of Vehicles
        Motorcycle
        Item
        (CMVSS)
        DescriptionBusEnclosed MotorcycleOpen
        Motor-
        cycle
        Limited-
        speed Motorcycle
        Motor TricycleRestricted-
        use Motorcycle
        Multi-
        purpose Passenger Vehicle
        Passenger CarSnow-
        mobile
        Snow-
        mobile
        Cutter
        TrailerTrailer Converter DollyTruckVehicle Imported Temporarily for Special PurposesLow-
        speed Vehicle
        Three-
        wheeled Vehicle
        136Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy VehiclesXX
  • — SOR/2017-104, s. 5

    • 5 The table to section 101 of Part II of Schedule IV to the Regulations is amended by adding the following after the item “Electronic stability control system off for vehicles subject to CMVSS 126”:

      Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
      ItemSymbol[Reserved]FunctionIlluminationColour
      Electronic stability control system malfunction for vehicles subject to CMVSS 136
      Symbol showing, in silhouette, the back view of a car above two thick, squiggly, vertical lines.
      or
      Symbol showing, in silhouette, the back view of a truck above two thick, squiggly, vertical lines.
      or
      Symbol showing, in silhouette, the back view of a bus above two thick, squiggly, vertical lines.
      Tell-taleYellow
  • — SOR/2017-104, s. 7

    • 7 Part II of Schedule IV to the Regulations is amended by adding the following after section 135:

      Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles (CMVSS 136)

        • 136 (1) Subject to subsection (2), truck tractors and buses referred to in S3 of the standard set out in subpart 136, part 571, chapter V, Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States (FMVSS 136), must comply with the requirements of that standard, as amended from time to time. However,

          • (a) the definition of over-the-road bus set out in the standard does not apply;

          • (b) the terms perimeter-seating bus and transit bus in the standard have the meaning as in subsection 2(1) of these Regulations;

          • (c) the electronic stability control system malfunction tell-tale for vehicles subject to CMVSS 136 must be identified by the symbol set out in the table to section 101 of this Schedule or by the abbreviation “ESC”; and

          • (d) “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration” in the standard is to be read as “Transport Canada”.

        • (2) Despite FMVSS 136, subsection (1) applies to school buses.

        • (3) This section applies to vehicles manufactured on or after the dates set out in FMVSS 136.

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