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Designated Mobility Impaired Parking Regulations
Designated Mobility Impaired Parking Regulations
Under the authority of section 187 of the Highway Traffic Act and the Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.
1. These regulations may be cited as the Designated Mobility Impaired Parking Regulations .
125/95 s1; 84/99 s1
2. For the purpose of these regulations
(a) "Act" means the Highway Traffic Act ;
"designated mobility impaired parking space" means a parking space of the size required in section 2.1 which is
designated by a sign bearing the international wheelchair logo, or
a blue painted space which may bear the international wheelchair logo
and which is set aside for motor vehicles used by persons who are mobility impaired;
"international wheelchair logo" means the international symbol of access for the handicapped sign which is a white wheelchair on a blue background with a white border as depicted in the Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Canada Manual published by the Transportation Association of Canada;
"minister" means the minister appointed under the Executive Council Act
to administer the Act;
"permit" means a valid permit bearing the international wheelchair logo and issued to a person with a mobility impairment under these regulations;
"person with a mobility impairment" means
a person who, because of a mobility impairment, requires the use of a special transit facility,
a person who has lost use of one or more lower extremities or who has significant limitation in the use of lower extremities or who has a designated disease or disorder which substantially impairs or interferes with mobility
a person who suffers from lung disease to such an extent that his or her (respiratory) expiratory volume, per second, when measured by spirometry, is less than one litre/second or his or her arterial oxygen tension (p02) is less than 60mm/Hg on room air at rest,
a person who is impaired by cardiovascular disease to the extent that his or her functional limitations are classified in severity as to standards accepted by the Canadian Heart Foundation,
(v) a person who, because of a visual or other impairment, requires specialized access to ensure safety;
"registrar" means the Registrar of Motor Vehicles; and
"sidewalk access ramp" means a ramp or pathway used or intended for use by a person with a mobility impairment and providing access to a building or area not otherwise readily accessible to a person with a mobility impairment.
125/95 s2; 84/99 s2
2.1 A designated mobility impaired parking space shall be no less than 3,900 millimetres wide and shall contain at least 1,500 millimetres of access aisle.
3. (1) A person other than the holder of a permit or a person accompanying the holder of a permit shall not park, temporarily or otherwise, a motor vehicle in a designated mobility impaired parking space.
A permit shall be displayed in the windshield of a vehicle occupying a designated mobility impaired parking space.
A person shall not display a permit which
does not contain a valid expiry date; o
4. (1) Application for a permit shall be on a form prescribed by the registrar .
Every person requesting a permit shall complete an application and forward the form to the registrar or another body as may be designated in the form
Application forms must be duly signed by the applicant and the attending physician to establish satisfactory proof of mobility impairment
Every permit issued after September 1, 1995 shall be clearly marke
(a) with a unique number which identifies the permit and the holder of the permit; and
with the date of expiry of the permit.
Each permit shall be valid until the expiry date printed on the permit or, where no expiry date is indicated, until December 31, 1996
Upon renewal of a permit, the issuer may waive the requirement of subsection 4(3)
Every person who holds a permit shall surrender the permit upon request of a peace office
Every permit remains the property of the Crown and shall be returned to the issuer upon request
5. For the purpose of these regulations, a motor vehicle displaying a valid special licence plate or parking permit bearing the international wheelchair logo and issued under similar laws of another jurisdiction shall be allowed the special parking privileges afforded by these regulations.
6. A person shall not park within 2 metres of a sidewalk access ramp whether on private or public property.
7. For the purpose of these regulations, it is ordered a designated mobility impaired parking space and the area within 2 metres of a sidewalk access ramp is, under section 215 of the Act, considered to be a highway.
7.1 A person who contravenes a provision of these regulations is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to
(a) a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $700; and
(b) in default of payment of a fine, imprisonment for not less than 2 days and not more than 10 days.
The Highway Traffic (Designated Impaired Mobility Parking) Regulations, 1995,