Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations

Version of section 2.3 from 2012-09-01 to 2017-12-11:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the designated seating capacity of a vehicle is the sum of the number of designated seating positions and wheelchair locations in the vehicle.

  • (2) The designated seating capacity of a motor home that has a GVWR greater than 4 536 kg may, at the option of the manufacturer, be the number of sleeping positions in the motor home.

  • (3) If a folding or removable seat is positioned at one or more wheelchair locations, the greater of the following shall be used for the purposes of subsection (1):

    • (a) the number of designated seating positions that the seat contains, and

    • (b) the number of wheelchair locations.

  • SOR/2009-318, s. 2;
  • SOR/2011-264, s. 2.
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