Critical Defects of Commercial Motor Vehicles
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
The Ministry of Transportation has proposed amendments to O. Reg 512/97 (Suspension and Impoundment of Commercial Motor Vehicles for Critical Defects under Section 82.1 of the Act) to prescribe critical defects for the purposes of section 84 of the Act (the unsafe commercial motor vehicle offence). Commercial motor vehicles with prescribed defects are deemed to be unsafe in prosecutions under section 84. The ability to invoke the deeming provision makes prosecutions more efficient and the results more consistent.
The amendments to O. Reg 512/97 have been approved as they do not extend the scope and intent of the original regulation and without this amendment the original intention of the regulation can no longer be applied. Other amendments to the regulation have been approved as they are extremely limited in scope and merely correct and update phrases and names and have no substantive effect.
September 20, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
On February 2, 1998, the government of Ontario introduced the Commercial Vehicle Impoundment Program (CVIP) as part of its aggressive campaign to improve commercial vehicle safety in this province. Ontario is the first jurisdiction in North America to introduce impoundment for critically unsafe trucks, buses and trailers. Since the inception of the program more than 1,700 commercial vehicles have been impounded for critical defects. CVIP is part of the a progressive enforcement program where
Carrier Enforcement Program Office
Ministry of Transportation
3rd Floor, 301 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, Ontario
April 6, 2010