O. Reg. 34/06: PRE-EMPTING TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL DEVICESSkip to content
Highway Traffic Act
Pre-Empting Traffic Control Signal Devices
Historical version for the period June 7, 2021 to June 30, 2021.
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This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.
1. In this Regulation,
“emergency vehicle” means an ambulance, a fire department vehicle or a police department vehicle; (“véhicule de secours”)
“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
Note: On July 1, 2021, the day section 2 of Schedule 23 to the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020 comes into force, clause (a) of the definition of “public transit vehicle” in section 1 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “under the authority of an operating licence issued under the Public Vehicles Act”. (See: O. Reg. 436/21, s. 1)
(b) a bus operated by the Greater Toronto Transit Authority, also known as GO Transit; (“véhicule de transport en commun”)
“traffic signal maintenance vehicle” means a vehicle that is used by or on behalf of a road authority to maintain traffic control signal systems. (“véhicule d’entretien de la signalisation de la circulation”) 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.