You're using an outdated browser. This website will not display correctly and some features will not work.
Learn more about the browsers we support for a faster and safer online experience.

Important: This version of the e-Laws website will be upgraded to a new version in the coming weeks.
You can try the beta version of the new e-Laws at

Highway Traffic Act



Historical version for the period December 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Note: THIS REGULATION IS NOT YET IN FORCE. It comes into force on January 1, 2021.

No amendments.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Exemption from s. 172 of the Act, rental vehicles

1. (1) A motor vehicle that has been impounded under section 172 of the Act and was subject to a rental agreement at the time of its impoundment is exempt from the requirement under clause 172 (7) (b) of the Act to be impounded for the full seven days mentioned under that clause if,

(a)  the motor vehicle is subject to a rental agreement that was for a term of 30 days or less; and

(b)  the holder of the plate portion of the permit for the motor vehicle is a person in the business of renting motor vehicles to the public.

(2) A police officer is not required by subsection (1) to determine whether to release the motor vehicle before the expiry of the period of impoundment under clause 172 (7) (b) of the Act.

2. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).