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Motor Vehicle Safety Act

Version of section 9 from 2018-03-01 to 2023-09-13:

Marginal note:Exemption from standards

  •  (1) On application by a company as provided for in the regulations, the Minister may, by order, grant an exemption for a specified period, in accordance with any conditions specified in the order, for any model of vehicle manufactured or imported by the company from conformity with any prescribed standard if the exemption from that standard would, in the opinion of the Minister, promote the development of

    • (a) new safety features that are equivalent to or superior to those that conform to prescribed standards; or

    • (b) new kinds of vehicles, technologies, vehicle systems or components.

  • Marginal note:Conditions for granting exemption

    (2) An exemption must only be granted for a model if the exemption would not substantially diminish the overall safety performance of the model.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (3) Each exemption order must, as soon as feasible, be published through the Internet or by any other means that the Minister considers appropriate.

  • (4) [Repealed, 2018, c. 2, s. 6]

  • Marginal note:Renewal of exemption

    (5) On expiration of the period of an exemption, a new exemption may be granted in accordance with this section.

  • 1993, c. 16, s. 9
  • 1999, c. 33, s. 353
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 219
  • 2018, c. 2, s. 6
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