O. Reg. 34/06: PRE-EMPTING TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL DEVICESSkip to content
Highway Traffic Act
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ONTARIO REGULATION 34/06
Pre-Empting Traffic Control Signal Devices
Historical version for the period July 26, 2011 to June 28, 2017.
Last amendment: O. Reg. 359/11.
This Regulation is made in English only.
1. In this Regulation,
“emergency vehicle” means an ambulance, a fire department vehicle or a police department vehicle;
“public transit vehicle” means,
(a) a vehicle operated by or on behalf of a municipality under the authority of an operating licence issued under the Public Vehicles Act, or
(b) a bus operated by the Greater Toronto Transit Authority, also known as GO Transit;
“traffic signal maintenance vehicle” means a vehicle that is used by or on behalf of a road authority to maintain traffic control signal systems. O. Reg. 34/06, s. 1; O. Reg. 359/11, s. 1.
Exemptions from prohibition
2. The following vehicles are exempt from the prohibition in subsection 79.1 (1) of the Act against pre-empting traffic control signal devices:
1. Public transit vehicles.
2. Emergency vehicles.
3. Traffic signal maintenance vehicles, so long as the pre-empting traffic control signal device is being used only to test traffic control signal systems or to test the pre-empting traffic control signal device. O. Reg. 359/11, s. 2.
3. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 34/06, s. 3.