Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations

Version of the schedule from 2006-03-22 to 2016-12-27:


SCHEDULE VI(Section 5)

  • [SOR/95-147, s. 13]
  • 1200 [Repealed, SOR/96-360, s. 1]

Snowmobile Standards

    • 1201 (1) Every snowmobile shall be constructed so that it conforms to the requirements set out in the following standards:

      • (a) the Safety Standards for Snowmobile Product Certification, SSCC/11, published by the Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee, Inc., dated February 6, 2003, except that the following provisions do not apply:

        • (i) section 13, respecting vehicle identification numbers,

        • (ii) section 14, respecting certification markings of exhaust systems,

        • (iii) Figures 4, 6 and 7, respecting labelling requirements, and

        • (iv) subsection 12(c)(6), requiring a label stating that the use of children’s snowmobiles is prohibited on public trails; and

      • (b) the Detailed Standards and Testing Specifications and Procedures, SSCC/11 Supplement, published by the Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee, Inc., dated February 6, 2003, except that the following provisions do not apply:

        • (i) section 3.1 of L-S-300A,

        • (ii) subsection 4.3.3 and section 5 of L-S-300A, respecting packing requirements,

        • (iii) subsection 6.2 of L-S-300A, respecting ordering information,

        • (iv) section 6 of 62-GP-11P, respecting packing requirements, and

        • (v) section 8.2 of 62-GP-11P, respecting ordering data.

    • (1.1) When a snowmobile is tested, instead of using the version of the approved tests set out in the Supplement referred to in paragraph (1)(b), the manufacturer may use the version of those tests that is in effect on January 1 of the calendar year in which the snowmobile is manufactured.

    • (1.2) For the purposes of this section, the word “snowmobile” used in the Standards and Supplement referred to in subsection (1) has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of these Regulations.

    • (2) Notwithstanding the definition Designed or Designed to referred to in section 4 of the Standards referred to in subsection (1) and for the purposes of those Standards and the Supplement referred to in that subsection, Designed and Designed to shall mean designed and constructed in such a manner so as to conform to the performance requirements of those documents under normal conditions of operation.

    • (3) The use of the word “should” in paragraph 10c.(4) of the Standards referred to in subsection (1) and of the word “will” in those Standards and the Supplement referred to in that subsection shall be considered to create an obligation.

    • (4) The reference to the Supplement referred to in subsection (1) shall be interpreted as excluding the statements that set out a recommended practice or guideline by using, for example, the auxiliary “should”.

    • (5) The statement required pursuant to paragraph 12c.(2) of the Standards referred to in subsection (1), the information specified on the label or plaque that must be affixed to a snowmobile pursuant to paragraph 12c.(6) of those Standards and any instructions that are provided with a snowmobile shall be provided in both official languages.

    • (6) Every snowmobile shall be equipped with the emergency stop switch set out in the Standards referred to in subsection (1) and headlamps that are on continuously when the engine of the snowmobile is operating.

    • SOR/87-497, s. 3;
    • SOR/87-660, s. 6;
    • SOR/96-360, s. 2;
    • SOR/97-532, s. 4;
    • SOR/2000-182, s. 9;
    • SOR/2003-359, s. 5.

Snowmobile Cutters (Standard 1202)

    • 1202 (1) Every snowmobile cutter shall be equipped with a rigid tow bar that, when connected to a snowmobile, is

      • (a) rigidly connected to the cutter so as to prevent yawing movement;

      • (b) capable of 90 degrees of rolling movement in each direction in relation to the longitudinal vertical plane of the cutter; and

      • (c) capable of allowing adequate pitching movement of the cutter.

    • (2) Snowmobile cutters shall be equipped with the following reflex reflectors, located not more than 760 mm above the ground measured to the centre of the reflex reflectors with the cutter at curb mass:

      • (a) on the rear, the reflex reflectors referred to in SAE Recommended Practice J292, Snowmobile and Snowmobile Cutter Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment (May 1995); and

      • (b) on each side at the mid-point of the cutter,

        • (i) the reflex reflectors referred to in SAE Recommended Practice J292, Snowmobile and Snowmobile Cutter Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment (May 1995), or

        • (ii) reflex reflectors that have a minimum area, as projected in side elevation, of 100 cm2 and that are composed of Class 1 or 3 reflective materials, as specified in Canadian General Standards Board Standard CGSB 62-GP-11M, Marking Material, Retroreflective Enclosed Lens, Adhesive Backing (May 1978), of any colour or combination of colours set out in Table 1 of that Standard and with a reflective intensity value of Level 1 as specified in Table 2 of that Standard.

    • (3) The skis of a snowmobile cutter shall be capable of being clamped to a snowmobile trailer by means of a tie-down cross bar attached to the trailer and passing over or through the skis.

    • SOR/2003-359, s. 6.
  • 1203. to 1206 [Repealed, SOR/87-660, s. 6]

  • 1207. to 1209 [Repealed, SOR/2003-359, s. 7]

  • 1210. and 1211 [Repealed, SOR/87-660, s. 8]

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