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Newfoundland Regulation 2000


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 51/00

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 51/00

Vehicles Regulations (Amendment)
under the
Highway Traffic Act

(Filed August 11, 2000)

Under the authority of section 187 of the Highway Traffic Act, I make the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, August 10, 2000.

Ernest McLean
Minister of Government Services and Lands

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.2 Amdt.
Definitions

        2.   S.3 Amdt.
Weights and dimensions

        3.   S.6 Amdt.
Special permit

        4.   S.9 R&S
Prohibited vehicles

        5.   Sch. R&S


CNR 988/96
as amended

        1. Paragraph 2(c) of the Vehicles Regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

             (c)  "axle configuration" includes

                      (i)  "single axle" which means one axle or two or more axles whose centres are included between two parallel transverse vertical planes up to but not including 1.2 metres apart,

                     (ii)  "dual or tandem axle" which means any 2 consecutive axles of which the centres are not less than 1.2 metres and not more than 1.85 metres apart that are articulated from a common attachment to the vehicle and are designed to equalize the load between the 2 axles,

                    (iii)  "tri or triple axle or tridem" which means any 3 consecutive axles that have their consecutive centres equally spaced not less than 1.2 metres and not more than 1.85 metres apart and are articulated from an attachment to the vehicle common to the axles and designed to equalize the load among the 3 axles at all times,

                    (iv)  "2 axle group" which means 2 consecutive single axles not including the front axle of a motor vehicle that are entirely within a motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer with a spacing between them of less than 2.4 metres, and

                     (v)  "3 axle group" which means 3 consecutive axles not including the front axle of a motor vehicle that are entirely within a motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer and in which the spacings between the consecutive axles does not exceed 2.4 metres;

        2. Paragraph 3(2)(g) of the regulations is amended by deleting the phrase "which are not an axle configuration" and substituting the phrase "where the spacings between the consecutive axles is less than 1.2 metres".

        3. Subsection 6(4) of the regulations is amended by deleting the word and comma "telex,".

        4. Section 9 of the regulations is repealed and the following substituted:

Prohibited vehicles

        9. (1) Notwithstanding section 7, a person shall not drive or draw on a highway

             (a)  a vehicle or combination of vehicles not specified in Schedule A or having dimensions not in accordance with a specified vehicle or combination of vehicles in Schedule B;

             (b)  a truck or truck-tractor with an overall length inclusive of front and rear bumpers plus a load on that vehicle in excess of 12.5 metres;

             (c)  a 2 axle or 3 axle bus with an overall length, inclusive of front and rear bumpers, in excess of 14 metres;

             (d)  a combination of vehicles such as a truck-trailer or truck tractor semi-trailer combination with an overall length inclusive of front and rear bumpers and plus load on the combination of vehicles in excess or 23 metres;

             (e)  a semi-trailer

                      (i)  or a second trailer of an A, B or C-train combination with a kingpin setback in excess of 2.0 metres, including any projection of load,

                     (ii)  subject to subparagraph (iii), with an overall length in excess of 14.65 metres unless the semi-trailer is equipped as detailed in Schedule E to these regulations,

                    (iii)  in excess of 16.2 metres,

                    (iv)  after August 31, 2000, with an overall length less than or equal to 14.65 metres and manufactured on or after December 1, 1993, unless the semi-trailer is equipped with a conspicuity system according to the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada), and the regulations made under that Act, or

                     (v)  after December 31, 2001, with an overall length less than or equal to 14.65 metres and manufactured before December 1, 1993, unless the semi-trailer is equipped with a conspicuity system according to the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada) and the regulations made under that Act;

              (f)  an A, B, or C-train combination with an overall length in excess of 23.0 metres unless the trailers are equipped as detailed in Schedule E;

             (g)  a combination of trailers referred to as A-train combinations with an overall box length in excess of 18.5 metres and total vehicle length in excess of 25 metres;

             (h)  a combination of trailers referred to as B and C-train combinations with an overall box length in excess of 20 metres and total vehicle length in excess of 25 metres;

              (i)  a vehicle which, including its load or contents, has a greater width than 2.6 metres, except

                      (i)  traction engines threshing machines or loads of loose fodder which may have a total width of 2.8 metres maximum,

                     (ii)  rear view mirrors which may extend to a maximum of 20 centimetres on each side beyond the maximum vehicle width of 2.6 metres, or

                    (iii)  load securement devices which may extend to a maximum of 10 centimetres on each side beyond the maximum vehicles width of 2.6 metres;

              (j)  a vehicle which, including its load or content, has an overall height above the surface of the highway greater than 4.15 metres; 

             (k)  a trailer

                      (i)  after August 31, 2000 with an overall width greater than or equal to 2.05 metres and having a registered or required to be registered maximum gross mass exceeding 4, 500 kilograms and manufactured on or after December 1, 1993 unless the trailer is equipped with a conspicuity system according to the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada) and the regulations made under that Act, or

                     (ii)  after December 31, 2001, with an overall width greater than or equal to 2.05 metres and having a registered or required to be registered maximum gross mass exceeding 4,500 kilograms and manufactured before December 1, 1993 unless the trailer is equipped with a conspicuity system according to the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada) and the regulations made under that Act; or

              (l)  a combination of vehicles consisting of more than 2 vehicles unless the combination meets the criteria of an A, B, or C- train combination as described in Schedule B of these regulations.

             (2)  Subparagraphs 9(1)(e)(iv) and (v), (k)(i) and (ii) shall not apply to a semi-trailer or a trailer designed exclusively for living or office use.

        5. The Schedules to the regulations are repealed and the following substituted:

Schedules

(As printed in the Gazette.  Not available electronically)

(Corrected on Sept. 15/00)