Regulation - Minister

Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Alternative Impoundment Program

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
The Ministry of Transportation has developed a commercial motor vehicle alternative program that contains the following elements:
1. CMVs driven by a driver whose eligible HTA suspension has been in effect for less than 100 days would fall within the alternate program and would be exempt from impoundment. (This is a reasonable amount of time for responsible carriers who conduct quarterly licence checks).
2. CMVs driven by a driver whose suspension has been in effect for 100 days or more will be subject to the new 7-day VIP.

Existing sanctions will still apply to all drivers operating a vehicle while under DL suspension, regardless of whether the vehicle is eligible for impound.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
March 16, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
Bill 126, The Road Safety Act, 2009, received Royal Assent on April 23, 2009. Once fully implemented, Bill 126 creates three new seven-day vehicle impoundment programs (VIPs).

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing the creation of a new regulation under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) that would provide an alternative to the new 7-day vehicle impoundment for commercial vehicles.

The Government of Ontario is considering this proposal and we invite you to submit your comments on the proposed additon.

For details of the Ministry's proposal, please see attached.
Contact Address:
Road Safety Policy Office - Road Users
Safety Policy and Education Branch
Room 212, Building 'A'
1201 Wilson Avenue
Downsview, ON M3M 1J8
Effective Date:
December 1, 2010