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Highway Traffic Act
Code de la route

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 611

SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Consolidation Period:  From July 1, 2016 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment:  O. Reg. 356/15.

This Regulation is made in English only.

CONTENTS

 

 

Sections

 

Definitions

1-2

 

Application of NSC Standard 11B

2.1-2.2

 

Safety Standards Certificate

3-7

 

Structural Inspection Certificate

7.1

 

Inspection Sticker and Certificate

8-12

 

Replacement Certificate or Sticker

13

 

Exemptions

14-16

Schedule 3

Modifications to inspection requirements and performance standards set out in nsc standard 11b

1-3

Schedule 6

Inspection requirements and performance standards for motorcycles except motorcycles with two front wheels

1-6

Schedule 6.1

Inspection requirements and performance standards for motor tricycles with two front wheels

1-8

Schedule 9

Inspection requirements and performance standards for salvage motor vehicles

1-4

Definitions

1. In this Regulation,

“accessible vehicle” means a passenger vehicle or a bus,

(a) that is designed or modified to be used for the purpose of transporting persons with disabilities and is used for that purpose, whether or not the vehicle is also used to transport persons without disabilities, and

(b) that is operated,

(i) for compensation by, for or on behalf of any person, club, agency or organization, or

(ii) not for compensation by, for or on behalf of any person, club, agency or organization that holds itself out as providing a transportation service to persons with disabilities;

“annual inspection certificate” means a vehicle inspection record evidencing compliance with the inspection requirements and performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1 and 2 of Schedule 3;

“annual inspection report” means, in relation to a vehicle inspection that results in the issuance of an annual inspection sticker, a report containing the information required by clause 10 (1) (d) of Regulation 601 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations) made under the Act;

“annual inspection sticker” means a vehicle inspection sticker evidencing compliance with the inspection requirements and performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1 and 2 of Schedule 3;

“commercial vehicle” means a commercial motor vehicle and any trailer or trailer converter dolly drawn by the commercial motor vehicle, but does not include a bus, a school purposes vehicle or an accessible vehicle;

“compensation” includes any rate, remuneration, reimbursement or reward of any kind paid, payable, promised, received or demanded, directly or indirectly;

“historic vehicle” means a motor vehicle that,

(a) is at least 30 years old, and

(b) is substantially unchanged or unmodified from the original manufacturer’s product;

“licence” means a motor vehicle inspection station licence issued under section 91 of the Act;

“licensee” means a person who is a holder of a motor vehicle inspection station licence issued under section 91 of the Act;

“motor tricycle” means a motorcycle that,

(a) is designed to travel on three wheels in contact with the ground,

(b) has seating on which all occupants must sit astride,

(c) has not more than four designated seating positions,

(d) has a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 1,000 kilograms or less,

(e) has a minimum wheel rim diameter of 250 millimetres,

(f) has a minimum wheel base of 1,016 millimetres, and

(g) does not have a structure partially or fully enclosing the driver and passenger, other than that part of the vehicle forward of the driver’s torso and the seat backrest;

“Passenger/Light-Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard” means the Reference Handbook entitled “Passenger/Light-Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard” in English and “Norme d’inspection des véhicules de tourisme et des véhicules utilitaires légers” in French, dated October 2015, published by the Ministry and available on a Government of Ontario website;

“salvage motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle whose vehicle permit indicates that it is classified as salvage;

“school purposes vehicle” means a passenger vehicle, other than a bus, that is operated by or under contract with a school board or other authority in charge of a school for the transportation of adults with a developmental disability or children;

“semi-annual inspection certificate” means a vehicle inspection record evidencing compliance with the inspection requirements and performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 3;

“semi-annual inspection report” means, in relation to a vehicle inspection that results in the issuance of a semi-annual inspection sticker, a report containing the information required by clause 10 (1) (e) of Regulation 601 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations) made under the Act;

“semi-annual inspection sticker” means a vehicle inspection sticker evidencing compliance with the inspection requirements and performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 3;

“structural inspection certificate” means a safety standards certificate issued after an inspection of a salvage motor vehicle that has been rebuilt evidencing compliance with the inspection requirements and performance standards set out in Schedule 9.  O. Reg. 762/91, s. 1; O. Reg. 373/98, s. 1; O. Reg. 330/01, s. 1; O. Reg. 65/02, s. 1; O. Reg. 378/02, s. 1; O. Reg. 114/08, s. 1; O. Reg. 476/09, s. 1; O. Reg. 80/11, s. 1; O. Reg. 241/14, s. 1; O. Reg. 254/15, s. 1; O. Reg. 356/15, s. 1.

1.1 Revoked:  O. Reg. 762/91, s. 1.

2. For purposes of this Regulation,

“children”, “developmental disability” and “school” have the same meaning as in subsection 175 (1) of the Act.  O. Reg. 762/91, s. 1; O. Reg. 65/02, s. 2.

Application of NSC Standard 11B

2.1 (1) In this Regulation,

“NSC Standard 11B” means Part B, entitled “Periodic Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections (PMVI)”, of the National Safety Code Standard 11, entitled “Maintenance and Periodic Inspection Standards”, published by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators and dated October 2014, as amended from time to time. O. Reg. 241/14, s. 2.

(2) A reference in this Regulation to Schedule 3 modifying NSC Standard 11B is a reference to Schedule 3 to this Regulation. O. Reg. 241/14, s. 2.

(3) The inspection requirements and performance standards that NSC Standard 11B states are applicable to a truck apply, with the modifications set out in Schedule 3, to inspections of commercial motor vehicles, other than buses, school purposes vehicles and accessible vehicles, under section 4, 4.4 or 8 of this Regulation. O. Reg. 241/14, s. 2.

(4) The inspection requirements and performance standards that NSC Standard 11B states are applicable to a trailer apply, with the modifications set out in Schedule 3, to inspections of trailers under section 4.3 of this Regulation and inspections of trailers and trailer converter dollies under section 8 of this Regulation. O. Reg. 241/14, s. 2.

(5) The inspection requirements and performance standards that NSC Standard 11B states are applicable to a bus apply, with the modifications set out in Schedule 3, to inspections of buses, school purposes vehicles and accessible vehicles under section 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 or 10 of this Regulation. O. Reg. 241/14, s. 2.

(6) Where Schedule 3 provides that an inspection requirement or performance standard set out in NSC Standard 11B does not apply to a type of inspection of any class of vehicle or applies only in a modified manner, the vehicle must be inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by Schedule 3 and must comply with the performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by Schedule 3. O. Reg. 241/14, s. 2.

(7) For the purposes of this Regulation, in NSC Standard 11B,

“authorized inspector” or “authorized technician” means, in relation to an inspection conducted in Ontario, a motor vehicle inspection mechanic registered by the Director of Vehicle Inspection Standards under section 92 of the Act and, in relation to an inspection conducted in a Canadian jurisdiction other than Ontario, means any person authorized by that jurisdiction to conduct the inspection. O. Reg. 241/14, s. 2.

2.2 Revoked:  O. Reg. 254/15, s. 2.

Safety Standards Certificate

3. (1) A safety standards certificate shall not be issued in respect of a motor vehicle unless the vehicle has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards set out in the Passenger/Light-Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard. O. Reg. 254/15, s. 3.

(2) For greater certainty, subsection (1) does not apply to a vehicle referred to in section 4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.1, 5 or 5.1 but does apply to a motor vehicle, not equipped with air brakes, that is  commonly known as a recreational vehicle or as a motor home. O. Reg. 254/15, s. 3.

4. If a vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle that is required to display an annual inspection sticker under section 8, a safety standards certificate shall not be issued in respect of the vehicle unless it has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by section 1 of Schedule 3.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 4; O. Reg. 241/14, s. 3.

4.1 If a vehicle is a school purposes vehicle that is required to display an annual inspection sticker under section 10, a safety standards certificate shall not be issued in respect of the vehicle unless it has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1 and 2 of Schedule 3.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 4; O. Reg. 241/14, s. 4.

4.2 A safety standards certificate shall not be issued in respect of a bus or an accessible vehicle unless it has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1 and 2 of Schedule 3.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 4; O. Reg. 241/14, s. 5.

4.3 A safety standards certificate shall not be issued in respect of a trailer unless it has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by section 1 of Schedule 3.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 4; O. Reg. 241/14, s. 6.

4.3.1 A safety standards certificate shall not be issued in respect of a motor vehicle, equipped air brakes, that is commonly known as a recreational vehicle or as a motor home unless it has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards applicable to trucks set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by section 1 of Schedule 3. O. Reg. 254/15, s. 4.

4.4 For purposes of the issuance of a safety standards certificate, the owner or lessee of a commercial motor vehicle or school purposes vehicle that is not required to display an annual inspection sticker under section 8 or 10 may request that the vehicle be inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements referred to in section 4 or 4.1, as appropriate to the type of vehicle, instead of those referred to in section 3.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 4.

5. A safety standards certificate shall not be issued in respect of a motorcycle, other than a motorcycle with two front wheels, unless the motorcycle has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards in Schedule 6.  O. Reg. 114/08, s. 2.

5.1 A safety standards certificate shall not be issued in respect of a motorcycle with two front wheels, unless it is a motor tricycle that has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards in Schedule 6.1.  O. Reg. 114/08, s. 3.

5.2 For the purpose of determining the number of wheels on the front of a motorcycle referred to in sections 5 and 5.1, two wheels are considered to be one wheel if they are mounted on the same axle and the distance between the centres of their areas of contact with the ground is less than 460 millimetres.  O. Reg. 114/08, s. 3.

6., 7. Revoked:  O. Reg. 476/09, s. 3.

Structural Inspection Certificate

7.1 (1) A structural inspection certificate shall only be issued in respect of a salvage motor vehicle but shall not be issued in respect of a salvage motor vehicle unless the vehicle has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards set out in Schedule 9.  O. Reg. 378/02, s. 2.

(2) No structural inspection certificate shall be issued in respect of a motor vehicle if the licensee or mechanic is satisfied that a vehicle permit marked “irreparable” has been issued in respect of the vehicle.  O. Reg. 373/98, s. 2.

Inspection Sticker and Certificate

commercial vehicles

8. (1) A commercial vehicle is prescribed as a type or class of vehicle to which section 85 of the Act applies if it has a combined gross weight exceeding 4,500 kilograms.  O. Reg. 476/09, s. 4.

(2) For purposes of subsection (1), the combined gross weight of a commercial vehicle is the total of the gross weight, registered gross weight or manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of each commercial motor vehicle, trailer or trailer converter dolly included within the commercial vehicle.  O. Reg. 762/91, s. 1.

(3) Commercial vehicles shall be inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by section 1 of Schedule 3. O. Reg. 241/14, s. 7.

(4) If a commercial vehicle has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards referred to in subsection (3), the licensee of the station in which the vehicle was inspected, a person authorized in writing by the licensee or the motor vehicle inspection mechanic who inspected the vehicle shall promptly,

(a) complete the annual inspection certificate and annual inspection report and provide copies of them to the owner or lessee;

(b) indicate the month and year of inspection and the vehicle type on the annual inspection sticker corresponding to the certificate; and

(c) remove or cover any annual inspection sticker relating to a previous inspection and affix the current annual inspection sticker,

(i) for a commercial motor vehicle, to the outer surface of the lower left hand corner of the windshield, or to a conspicuous position on the left side of the truck cab, or

(ii) for a trailer or trailer converter dolly, to its outer surface, on the left side and as close as practicable to the front of it.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 5.

(5) An annual inspection sticker described in subsection (4) is valid until the end of the twelfth month after the month of inspection indicated on the sticker.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 5.

(6) If a commercial vehicle is issued with a safety standards certificate in accordance with section 4, 4.3 or 4.4, the licensee of the station in which the vehicle was inspected, a person authorized in writing by the licensee or the motor vehicle inspection mechanic who inspected the vehicle shall at the time of issuing the safety standards certificate also issue an annual inspection certificate and an annual inspection report and affix to the vehicle an annual inspection sticker in the manner described in subsection (4).  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 5.

(7) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to an unladen commercial vehicle while it is being operated,

(a) under the terms of a special permit issued to a manufacturer or dealer under Regulation 628 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Vehicle Permits) made under the Act; or 

(b) under the terms of a dealer number plate, service number plate or manufacturer number plate issued under that regulation. O. Reg. 80/11, s. 5; O. Reg. 329/15, s. 1 (1, 2).

(8) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a commercial vehicle while it is being towed under the terms of a dealer number plate or a service number plate issued under Regulation 628 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Vehicle Permits) made under the Act,

(a) to a location where its load will be removed as required by section 82.1 of the Act; or

(b) to an impound facility pursuant to section 82.1 of the Act. O. Reg. 80/11, s. 5; O. Reg. 329/15, s. 1 (3).

(9) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to the following classes of vehicles:

1. A motor vehicle commonly known as a recreational vehicle or as a motor home, other than a motor vehicle,

i. carrying commercial cargo or tools or equipment of a type normally used for commercial purposes, or

ii. carrying animals or non-commercial tools, equipment or vehicles that occupy one-half or more of its floor space.

2. A house trailer, including a cabin trailer, collapsible cabin trailer, tent trailer and camping trailer, other than a house trailer,

i. owned or leased by an employer to house the employer’s employee,

ii. carrying commercial cargo or tools or equipment of a type normally used for commercial purposes, or

iii. carrying animals or non-commercial tools, equipment or vehicles that occupy one-half or more of its floor space. O. Reg. 254/15, s. 5.

9. Revoked:  O. Reg. 476/09, s. 5.

buses, school purposes vehicles and accessible vehicles

10. (1) A bus carrying passengers is prescribed as a type or class of vehicle to which section 85 of the Act applies.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a bus that is used for personal purposes without compensation unless the bus has a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of more than 4,500 kilograms.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6.

(3) A school purposes vehicle is prescribed as a type or class of vehicle to which section 85 of the Act applies while it is being used for the transportation of,

(a) six or more adults with a developmental disability;

(b) six or more children; or

(c) six or more persons referred to in clause (a) or (b).  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6.

(4) An accessible vehicle carrying passengers is prescribed as a type or class of vehicle to which section 85 of the Act applies.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6.

(5) A bus, a school purposes vehicle and an accessible vehicle shall be inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements set out,

(a) in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1 and 2 of Schedule 3 for purposes of the issuance of an annual inspection certificate; and

(b) in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 3 for purposes of the issuance of a semi-annual inspection certificate. O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6; O. Reg. 241/14, s. 8 (1).

(6) If a bus, a school purposes vehicle or an accessible vehicle has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1 and 2 of Schedule 3, the licensee of the station in which the vehicle was inspected, a person authorized in writing by the licensee or the motor vehicle inspection mechanic who inspected the vehicle shall promptly,

(a) complete the annual inspection certificate and annual inspection report and provide copies of them to the owner or lessee;

(b) indicate the month and year of inspection and the vehicle type on the annual inspection sticker corresponding to the certificate; and

(c) remove or cover any annual inspection sticker relating to a previous inspection and affix the current annual inspection sticker to the outer surface of the lower right hand corner of the windshield, on a fixed side window as close as practicable to the front of the vehicle or to a conspicuous position on the right side of the vehicle body close to the front of the vehicle.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6; O. Reg. 241/14, s. 8 (2).

(7) An annual inspection sticker described in subsection (6) is valid,

(a) until the end of the twelfth month after the month of inspection indicated on the sticker, if the vehicle also displays a valid semi-annual inspection sticker; or

(b) until the end of the sixth month after the month of inspection indicated on the sticker, if the vehicle does not also display a valid semi-annual inspection sticker.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6.

(8) If a bus, a school purposes vehicle or an accessible vehicle has been inspected in accordance with the inspection requirements and complies with the performance standards set out in NSC Standard 11B as modified by sections 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 3, the licensee of the station in which the vehicle was inspected, a person authorized in writing by the licensee or the motor vehicle inspection mechanic who inspected the vehicle shall promptly,

(a) complete the semi-annual inspection certificate and semi-annual inspection report and provide copies of them to the owner or lessee;

(b) indicate the month and year of inspection on the semi-annual inspection sticker corresponding to the certificate; and

(c) remove or cover any semi-annual inspection sticker relating to a previous inspection and affix the current sticker to the outer surface of the lower right hand corner of the windshield, on a fixed side window as close as practicable to the front of the vehicle or to a conspicuous position on the right side of the vehicle body close to the front of the vehicle.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6; O. Reg. 241/14, s. 8 (3).

(9) A semi-annual inspection sticker affixed under subsection (8) is valid until the end of the sixth month after the month of inspection indicated on the sticker.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6.

(10) If a bus, a school purposes vehicle or an accessible vehicle is issued with a safety standards certificate in accordance with section 4.1, 4.2 or 4.4, the licensee of the station in which the vehicle was inspected, a person authorized in writing by the licensee or the motor vehicle inspection mechanic who inspected the vehicle shall at the time of issuing the safety standards certificate also issue an annual inspection certificate and an annual inspection report and affix to the vehicle an annual inspection sticker in the manner described in subsection (6).  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6.

(11) Subsections (1), (2), (3) and (4) do not apply to a motor vehicle commonly known as a recreational vehicle or as a motor home, other than a motor vehicle,

(a) carrying commercial cargo or tools or equipment of a type normally used for commercial purposes; or

(b) carrying animals or non-commercial tools, equipment or vehicles that occupy one-half or more of its floor space. O. Reg. 254/15, s. 6.

11. Revoked:  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 6.

11.1 Revoked:  O. Reg. 42/09, s. 1.

historic vehicles

12. An historic vehicle inspected under section 3, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5, 5.1, 8 or 10, as applicable, shall be inspected and tested in accordance with the inspection requirements referred to in that section and shall be in a functional condition relative to its design, construction and operation.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 7.

Replacement Certificate or Sticker

13. (1) If an annual inspection certificate or an annual inspection sticker is damaged or destroyed during its period of validity, a replacement certificate and sticker shall be issued and affixed by the station that issued the original certificate and sticker or by the Ministry, containing the same information as the original certificate and sticker.  O. Reg. 762/91, s. 1.

(2) If a semi-annual inspection certificate or a semi-annual inspection sticker is damaged or destroyed during its period of validity, a replacement certificate and sticker shall be issued and affixed by the station that issued the original certificate and sticker or by the Ministry, containing the same information as the original certificate and sticker.  O. Reg. 80/11, s. 8.

(3) If a certificate or sticker is replaced by a station referred to in subsection (1) or (2), the licensee shall indicate on the station record that the certificate or sticker is a replacement.  O. Reg. 762/91, s. 1.

Exemptions

14. A commercial vehicle, bus, school purposes vehicle or accessible vehicle displaying or carrying valid evidence of compliance with the periodic inspection requirements of any Canadian jurisdiction other than Ontario is exempt from the requirements of section 85 of the Act.  O. Reg. 762/91, s. 1; O. Reg. 80/11, s. 9.

15. A commercial vehicle, bus, school purposes vehicle or accessible vehicle displaying or carrying valid evidence of compliance with the periodic inspection requirements contained in Part 396, Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations of the United States Department of Transportation based on an inspection carried out in the United States of America is exempt from the requirements of section 85 of the Act.  O. Reg. 762/91, s. 1; O. Reg. 80/11, s. 10.

16. Sections 14 and 15 do not apply if the evidence of compliance with periodic inspection requirements is based on a roadside inspection performed by or on behalf of a governmental authority.  O. Reg. 762/91, s. 1.

ScheduleS 1, 2 Revoked: O. Reg. 254/15, s. 7.

SCHEDULE 3
MODIFICATIONS TO INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS SET OUT IN NSC STANDARD 11B

1. (1) This section applies to inspections of any class of vehicles governed by NSC Standard 11B.

(2) Following are the modifications to NSC Standard 11B:

1. In Section 3H – Hydraulic Brakes, the statement “Every vehicle equipped with ABS that was not mandatory for the vehicle when it was manufactured must have ABS in good working order” that appears as a Note in the left-hand column under item 17.  Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on a Truck or Bus does not apply.

2. In Section 3A – Air Brakes, the statement “Every vehicle equipped with ABS that was not mandatory for the vehicle when it was manufactured must have ABS in good working order” that appears as a Note in the left-hand column under item 19. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on Truck and Bus does not apply.

3. In Section 3A – Air Brakes, the statement “Every vehicle equipped with ABS that was not mandatory for the vehicle when it was manufactured including those listed in the exceptions below must have ABS in good working order” that appears as a Note in the left-hand column under item 20. Anti-Lock Brake System on Trailer does not apply.

4. In Section 8 – Body, item 13 e), which sets out requirements for the tinting of windshields, does not apply to vehicles manufactured before July 1, 2011.

5. In Section 8 – Body, item 14 e), which sets out requirements for the tinting of side windows, does not apply to vehicles manufactured before July 1, 2011.

6. In Section 8 – Body, item 17. Exterior Windshield Sun Visor does not apply.

2. (1) This section applies to inspections of a bus, school purposes vehicle or accessible vehicle governed by NSC Standard 11B.

(2) Following are the modifications to NSC Standard 11B:

1. In Section 3: Brake Systems, under A. Options for Inspecting Internal Brake Components of Hydraulic and Air Brake Systems, item 1. Types of Brake Inspections,

i. C. Limited-inspection of drum brake does not apply, and

ii. E. Limited-inspection of disc brake does not apply.

2. In Section 3: Brake Systems, under A. Options for Inspecting Internal Brake Components of Hydraulic and Air Brake Systems,

i. any reference to a “limited inspection (‘C’)” or a “limited inspection (‘E’)”  in item 3. Exemptions from Brake Disassembly for Drum Brakes, item 4.  Exemptions from Wheel Disassembly for Disc Brakes and item 5. Exemptions from Brake/Wheel Disassembly for New Vehicles does not apply, and

ii. item 8. Summary of Inspection Requirements for Buses does not apply.

3. In Section 3: Brake Systems, C. Documents Required for Qualifying a Prior Inspection of Internal Brake Components does not apply.

3. (1) This section applies to an inspection of a bus, school purposes vehicle or accessible vehicle for the purpose of issuing a semi-annual inspection certificate under this Regulation.

(2) Following are the modifications to NSC Standard 11B:

1. Everything under Section 3: Brake Systems before Section 3H – Hydraulic Brakes does not apply.

2. Section 3H – Hydraulic Brakes, items 12 b), c), d), e), f), g), h), i) and j), which set out requirements for drum brake system components, and the hazardous conditions set out at the end of item 12 do not apply.

3. Section 3H – Hydraulic Brakes, items 13 b), c), d), f), g) and h), which set out requirements for disc brake system components, and the hazardous conditions set out at the end of item 13 do not apply.

4. Section 3H – Hydraulic Brakes, item 14 f), which sets out requirements for mechanical parking brake friction material, does not apply.

5. Section 3H – Hydraulic Brakes, item 15 f), which sets out requirements for spring-applied air-released (SAAR) parking brake friction material, does not apply.

6. Section 3H – Hydraulic Brakes, item 16 e), which sets out requirements for spring-applied hydraulic-released (SAHR) parking brake friction material, does not apply.

7. Section 3H – Hydraulic Brakes, item 17 e), which sets out requirements for wheel speed sensors for anti-lock brake systems (ABS) on a truck or bus, does not apply.

8. Section 3A – Air Brakes, items 15 b), c), d), e), g) and h), which set out requirements for drum brake system components, and the hazardous conditions set out at the end of item 15 do not apply.

9. Section 3A – Air Brakes, items 16 a), f) and g), which set out requirements for S-Cam drum brake systems, and the hazardous conditions set out at the end of item 16 do not apply.

10. Section 3A – Air Brakes, the requirements for brake shoe travel (wedge brakes) set out in item 17 a), except the requirement to reject if the “brakes fail to operate”, and the hazardous conditions set out at the end of item 17 do not apply.

11. Section 3A – Air Brakes, items 18 b), c), d), f), g) and h), which set out requirements for disc brake system components, and the hazardous conditions set out at the end of item 18 do not apply.

O. Reg. 241/14, s. 9.

ScheduleS 4, 5 Revoked: O. Reg. 241/14, s. 9.

SCHEDULE 6
INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR MOTORCYCLES EXCEPT MOTORCYCLES WITH TWO FRONT WHEELS

Body Work

1. (1) The motorcycle shall have,

(a) where they were originally installed, securely mounted fenders, mudguards and operative footrests;

(b) every seat thereon securely mounted so as to maintain its position and adjustment; and

(c) every component thereof securely mounted and not interfering with the safe operation of the motorcycle.

(1.1) A motor tricycle shall not have more seating positions than it had when originally manufactured.

(1.2) A motor tricycle originally manufactured for sale in Canada shall not have more than two seating positions unless the motor tricycle,

(a) was originally manufactured with more than two seating positions; and

(b) bears the manufacturer’s compliance label issued under section 6 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada) specifying the type of vehicle as “TRI” for motor tricycle.

(1.3) An imported motor tricycle shall not have more than two seating positions unless the motor tricycle,

(a) was originally manufactured as a motor tricycle with more than two seating positions; and

(b) bears a compliance label or other label to prove conformity as provided for in section 12 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada).

(2) In the case of a motorcycle manufactured on or after the 1st day of September, 1974, the stand or stands shall automatically fold rearward and upward if the stand or stands contact the ground when the motorcycle is moving in a forward direction.

(3) No part of the motorcycle shall have a broken, bent or sharp edge that protrudes in such a way as to constitute a hazard to persons or vehicles.

(4) Every compartment door or cover shall,

(a) be securely attached;

(b) function properly; and

(c) be equipped with a lock, latch or spring device capable of holding it closed.

(5) No frame member shall, on a visual inspection, appear bent or cracked or have loose or missing connecting fasteners that may degrade the safety of the vehicle or jeopardize its handling characteristics.

(6) Where a frame component has been repaired, it shall have been repaired in a proper manner.

(7) No guard, where originally fitted, that protects against contact with the chain, belt or other moving drive component shall be missing or insecurely mounted.

(8) The chain, belt or driven sprocket shall not be excessively worn, frayed or loose and no fasteners in connection with those parts shall be missing, loose, cut or damaged.

(9) The motorcycle shall be fitted with the number of mirrors prescribed and,

(a) each mirror shall be securely mounted and maintain a set adjustment; and

(b) no mirror shall be cracked, broken or have any significant reduction in reflecting surface owing to deterioration of the silvering.

(9.1) A motor tricycle shall meet the requirements of clauses (9) (a) and (b) and shall be fitted with at least two mirrors that conform to the requirements set out in Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111 under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada).

(10) Where the motorcycle is fitted with a windshield,

(a) the windshield shall be secure in its attachment to the vehicle;

(b) the windshield shall not be crazed, clouded, fogged or damaged, so as to materially impair the operator’s vision;

(c) any manufacturer’s marking on the windshield shall be AS1, AS6 or AS10; and

(d) no material that obstructs the operator’s view of the highway or an intersecting highway shall be fitted on the windshield.

(11) The fuel system shall have,

(a) all required mountings and attachments secured;

(b) all required filler caps secured;

(c) no leakage; and

(d) fuel lines properly routed so as to not pose a potential safety hazard.

(12) The exhaust pipe, muffler and tail pipe shall be complete and securely mounted.

(13) No component of the exhaust system shall be so located as to cause charring or other heat damage to any wiring, fuel line, brake line or combustible material of the motorcycle.

Brakes

2. (1) No hydraulic hose or tube shall be abraded, restricted, crimped, cracked, broken or be so located as to chafe against any part of the motorcycle or have damaged or missing clamps or supports.

(2) No hydraulic hose, tube, valve, switch or fitting shall show any indication of leakage.

(3) The hydraulic brake fluid level in any reservoir shall not be below the minimum level as specified by the manufacturer or, where no specification is available, no master cylinder shall be less than one-half full.

(4) In the case of a motorcycle equipped with hydraulic service brakes,

(a) the hydraulic master cylinder push rods shall be properly adjusted;

(b) each service brake pedal or lever shall be capable of sustaining the application of,

(i) moderate force for ten seconds without moving towards the applied position, and

(ii) heavy force without travelling more than 80 per cent of its available travel; and

(c) on a vehicle manufactured on or after the 1st day of July, 1981 equipped with a split service brake system, the red brake failure indicator light shall activate when,

(i) the ignition switch is turned from the “OFF” to the “ON” position and deactivate when the engine is started, or

(ii) the ignition switch is turned from the “OFF” to the “START” position and deactivate when the switch is turned to the “ON” position.

(4.1) A motorcycle shall be equipped with two independently actuated service brake systems, one applying at least the front wheel brakes and the other applying at least the rear wheel brakes, unless the motorcycle was manufactured solely with a split-service brake system, within the meaning of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 122 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada), and the split-service brake system,

(a) met the requirements of that Standard at the time it was manufactured;

(b) has a single actuator; and

(c) has been maintained in its original condition.

(5) All mechanical components of the service and parking brake systems that are external to the wheel shall have no mechanical part misaligned, insecure, excessively worn, broken, binding, seized, missing, frayed or disconnected.

(5.1) In the case of a motor tricycle originally equipped with an anti-lock type braking system, there shall be no indication of malfunction of the system, including those parts of the system designed to advise the rider of system status or to warn of a malfunction.

(6) When moderate force is applied to a brake control, the travel shall not exceed 80 per cent of its available travel.

(7) With the service brakes properly adjusted, the service brake system shall be tested by stopping the motorcycle on a substantially level, dry, smooth, paved surface free from loose material and, from a rate of speed of not less than 30 kilometres per hour, with heavy pedal or, where applicable, heavy pedal and lever control force,

(a) the motorcycle shall come to a complete stop within seven metres;

(b) no component shall fail; and

(c) each wheel brake shall release immediately after the control force is removed.

(7.1) Every motor tricycle shall have a parking brake.

(8) With the parking brake properly adjusted, the parking brake shall be tested by fully applying the control and then releasing it and,

(a) the brake, while set in the fully applied position and not held by foot or hand force, shall hold the motorcycle stationary against the engine at a light throttle setting for a few seconds both in low forward gear and in reverse; and

(b) the brake shall fully release when the release control is operated.

(9) Each wheel on which a brake assembly operates shall be rotated and, while rotating, the brake shall be applied, and if there is an audible or visible indication that a defect may exist that cannot be rectified except by removal of the brake drum or other component, that drum or component shall be removed.

(10) In respect of a foundation brake assembly, where a brake drum or component has been removed under subsection (9), and in all other instances where the matters set out in clauses (a) to (p) can be determined without demounting a wheel,

(a) no mechanical or structural part of the assembly shall be misaligned, badly worn, excessively scored, cracked, broken, binding, seized, disconnected or insecure;

(b) no grease retainer shall be missing or leaking;

(c) no bonded lining shall be thinner than 1.5 millimetres when measured at the thinnest part;

(d) no riveted lining surface shall be closer to the rivet head than the dimension specified by the vehicle manufacturer and in no case shall it be less than 0.8 millimetres;

(e) no lining of a disc brake assembly shall be worn to the extent that a wear indicator is in contact with the rotor;

(f) no brake lining shall be broken or loose on its pad or shoe;

(g) no brake lining shall show evidence of contamination that would affect braking performance;

(h) no hydraulic brake cylinder shall show evidence of leakage;

(i) no hydraulic brake piston shall fail to move when moderate pressure is applied to the brake control;

(j) all brakes shall be adjusted for minimum lining-to-drum clearance without brake drag;

(k) no inside diameter of a drum shall be greater than the dimension stamped on the drum, or where the dimension is not stamped on the drum, the vehicle manufacturer’s wear limit;

(l) no thickness of a rotor shall be less than the dimension stamped on the rotor, or where the dimension is not stamped on the rotor, the motorcycle manufacturer’s wear limit;

(m) no ventilated disc shall have broken or visibly cracked cooling fins;

(n) no drum or rotor shall have any external crack or cracks on the friction surface, other than normal heat-check cracks, that reach the edge of the drum bore or periphery of the disc;

(o) no drum or rotor shall have any mechanical damage to the friction surface, other than that attributable to normal wear; and

(p) in the case of a motor tricycle originally equipped with wheel speed sensors or similar devices, no wheel speed sensor or similar device shall be missing, excessively worn or damaged.

Engine Controls and Steering

3. (1) The complete throttle control system shall be inspected and tested while the engine is running and the motorcycle is stationary with the transmission in neutral and,

(a) the engine speed shall drop to idle when a spring return throttle control is released;

(b) where the motorcycle was originally equipped with a supplemental engine stopping device, the engine shall stop from idle and remain stopped when the control is actuated;

(c) the engine speed shall not change with the movement of the steering from lock to lock; and

(d) in the case of a motor tricycle originally fitted with an electronic stability control system, such system shall not be missing and there shall be no indication of a malfunction in the system.

(2) No part of the steering system shall be bent, broken, loose, worn or have any missing parts that could jeopardize the safe handling of the vehicle and,

(a) the steering column shall not be loose in its mounting to the frame;

(b) all required bolts and nuts shall be securely in place;

(c) no steering head bearing shall give indication of excessive wear or damage when the steering is rotated from lock to lock nor shall it be maladjusted so as to result in excessive play or binding;

(d) the handlebar shall not be loose or damaged in such a way as to interfere with the safe operation of the motorcycle; and

(e) no part of the handlebar shall exceed a height of 380 millimetres above the uppermost portion of the operator’s seat when the seat is depressed by the weight of the operator.

Suspension, Wheels and Tires

4. (1) Front and rear springs, shock-absorbers, swing arms, their supports and attachments shall not be loose, bent, cracked, broken, excessively worn, disconnected or missing.

(2) The swing arm and forks of the motorcycle shall be visually inspected for proper alignment and the wheels shall not track improperly so as to adversely affect control of the vehicle.

(3) Each tire shall be inspected for depth of tread, tread and sidewall defects, regrooving, proper size and application, and,

(a) no tire shall be worn to the extent that in any major groove at three equally spaced intervals around the circumference of the tire,

(i) the tread wear indicators contact the road, or

(ii) less than 1.5 millimetres of tread depth remains;

(b) no tire shall have exposed cord;

(c) no tire shall have tread or sidewall cuts or snags deep enough to expose the cords;

(d) no tire shall have any abnormal visible bump, bulge or knot;

(e) no tire shall have been regrooved or recut below the original new tire groove depth;

(f) no tire shall be of a smaller size than the motorcycle manufacturer’s specified minimum size or be sufficiently oversized as to contact any vehicle component so as to affect the safe operation of the vehicle; and

(g) no vehicle shall be fitted with a tire that,

(i) bears the wording “not for highway use”, “farm use only”, “competition circuit use only” or any other wording or lettering indicating that the tire was not designed for highway use, or

(ii) bears the letters “SL”, “NHS” or “TG” after the tire designation.

(4) Wheel bearings shall be tested by rotating each wheel and no wheel bearing shall,

(a) give any indication of excessive wear or damage; or

(b) be maladjusted so as to result in excessive play or binding.

(5) No wheel assembly fastener shall be loose, missing, damaged, broken, mismatched or have insufficient thread engagement.

(6) No wheel shall have any visible crack, elongated bolt hole, indication of repair by welding, or be so bent or damaged as to affect the safe operation of the motorcycle.

(7) No wheel spoke shall be missing, broken or visibly loose.

Electrical

5. (1) The horn shall be secure on its mounting and shall function as intended.

(2) The neutral safety starting switch, if originally fitted, shall not have been removed and shall function as prescribed by the manufacturer and the neutral indicator light shall operate only in neutral.

Lighting

6. (1) Prescribed lamps and reflectors shall be inspected and tested and,

(a) each circuit shall light the filaments of all lamps on the circuit when the appropriate switch is in the “ON” position, and each indicator lamp shall indicate correctly;

(b) the operation of any lighting circuit shall not interfere with the operation of any other circuit;

(c) each lens and reflex reflector shall be correctly installed and shall not be discoloured or missing in whole or in part;

(d) each lamp and reflector shall be securely mounted on the vehicle and none shall be missing;

(e) the turn signal lamps and the flasher unit shall operate properly;

(f) the brake light shall operate when the appropriate control is actuated;

(g) no headlamp shall be coated or covered with a coloured material except as permitted by section 4.1 of Regulation 596 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990;

(h) no headlamp shall be modified so that the effective area of the lens or brightness of the light is reduced;

(i) each headlamp shutter or retracting headlamp shall operate over the full range of movement or shall be secured in the fully open position; and

(j) no lens or lamp assembly shall bear markings that indicate “not for highway use” or a similar meaning.

(2) The headlamp, tail lamp and licence plate lamp on a motorcycle manufactured on or after the 1st day of January, 1975 shall be continuously illuminated when the engine is operating and each forward gear is engaged.

(3) The headlamp and dimmer switch shall be inspected and tested and, on a level surface after any noticeably deflated tires have been properly inflated, the headlamp alignment of the upper beam shall be inspected with a person seated on the operator’s seat and the front forks in the straight ahead position and,

(a) the headlamp shall be secure and the lens shall not be cracked or broken;

(b) the dimmer switch shall be operative; and

(c) the centre of the high-intensity zone of the beam shall be,

(i) not more than 100 millimetres above nor more than 100 millimetres below the horizontal centre-line of the lamp, and

(ii) not more than 200 millimetres to the left nor more than 200 millimetres to the right of the vertical centre-line of the lamp,

as measured on a screen placed eight metres in front of the lamp or by means of a headlamp testing machine.

(4) In addition to the lights and reflectors required to be inspected under this section, a motor tricycle shall be equipped with,

(a) two white or amber parking lamps or reflectors facing forward placed at the widest part of the vehicle, as far apart as practical, to indicate width; and

(b) two red reflectors facing rearwards placed at the widest part of the vehicle, as far apart as practical, to indicate width.

(5) The lamps and reflectors referred to in clauses (4) (a) and (b) shall be inspected and tested in accordance with subsection (1).

(6) Section 8 of Schedule 6.1, rather than this section, applies to a motor tricycle bearing a manufacturer’s compliance label issued under section 6 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada) specifying the type of vehicle as “TRI” for motor tricycle.

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 611, Sched. 6; O. Reg. 214/03, s. 2; O. Reg. 114/08, ss. 4-7.

SCHEDULE 6.1
INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR MOTOR TRICYCLES WITH TWO FRONT WHEELS

ADOPTION OF FEDERAL STANDARDS

1. (1) A motor tricycle originally manufactured for sale in Canada shall bear the manufacturer’s compliance label issued under section 6 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada) specifying the type of vehicle as “TRI” for motor tricycle.

(2) An imported motor tricycle shall have been originally manufactured as a motor tricycle and shall bear a compliance label or other label to prove conformity as provided for in section 12 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada).

(3) A motor tricycle referred to in subsections (1) and (2) shall not be modified so that it no longer complies with the regulatory standards that applied to it at the time it was manufactured or imported.

BODY WORK

2. (1) The motor tricycle shall have,

(a) securely mounted and operative footrests at each rider position;

(b) where they were originally installed, securely mounted fenders and mudguards;

(c) every seat thereon securely mounted so as to maintain its position and adjustment;

(d) no more seating positions than it had when originally manufactured; and

(e) every component thereof securely mounted and not interfering with the safe operation of the motor tricycle.

(2) No part of the motor tricycle shall have a broken, bent or sharp edge that protrudes in such a way as to constitute a hazard to persons or vehicles.

(3) Every compartment door or cover shall,

(a) be securely attached;

(b) function properly; and

(c) be equipped with a lock, latch or spring device capable of holding it closed.

(4) No frame member shall, on a visual inspection, appear bent or cracked or have loose or missing connecting fasteners that may degrade the safety of the vehicle or jeopardize its handling characteristics.

(5) Where a frame component has been repaired, it shall have been repaired in a proper manner.

(6) No guard, where originally fitted, that protects against contact with the chain, belt or other moving drive component shall be missing or insecurely mounted.

(7) The chain, belt or driven sprocket shall not be excessively worn, frayed or loose and no fasteners in connection with those parts shall be missing, loose, cut or damaged.

(8) The motor tricycle shall be fitted with at least two mirrors that conform to the requirements set out in Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111 under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada) and,

(a) each mirror shall be securely mounted and maintain a set adjustment; and

(b) no mirror shall be cracked, broken or have any significant reduction in reflecting surface owing to deterioration of the silvering.

(9) Where the motor tricycle is fitted with a windshield,

(a) the windshield shall be secure in its attachment to the vehicle;

(b) the windshield shall not be crazed, clouded, fogged or damaged, so as to materially impair the operator’s vision;

(c) any manufacturer’s marking on the windshield shall be AS1, AS6 or AS10; and

(d) no material that obstructs the operator’s view of the highway or an intersecting highway shall be fitted on the windshield.

(10) The fuel system shall have,

(a) all required mountings and attachments secured;

(b) all required filler caps secured;

(c) no leakage; and

(d) fuel lines properly routed so as to not pose a potential safety hazard.

(11) The exhaust pipe, muffler and tail pipe shall be complete and securely mounted.

(12) No component of the exhaust system shall be so located as to cause charring or other heat damage to any wiring, fuel line, brake line or combustible material of the motor tricycle.

BRAKES

3. (1) No hydraulic hose or tube shall be abraded, restricted, crimped, cracked, broken or be so located as to chafe against any part of the motor tricycle or have damaged or missing clamps or supports.

(2) No hydraulic hose, tube, valve, switch or fitting shall show any indication of leakage.

(3) The hydraulic brake fluid level in any reservoir shall not be below the minimum level specified by the manufacturer or, where no specification is available, no master cylinder shall be less than one-half full.

(4) A motorcycle shall be equipped with two independently actuated service brake systems, one applying at least the front wheel brakes and the other applying at least the rear wheel brakes, unless the motorcycle was manufactured solely with a split-service brake system, within the meaning of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 122 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada), and the split-service brake system,

(a) met the requirements of that Standard at the time it was manufactured;

(b) has a single actuator; and

(c) has been maintained in its original condition.

(5) In the case of a motor tricycle equipped with hydraulic service brakes,

(a) the hydraulic master cylinder push rods shall be properly adjusted;

(b) each service brake pedal or lever shall be capable of sustaining the application of,

(i) moderate force for 10 seconds without moving towards the applied position, and

(ii) heavy force without travelling more than 80 per cent of its available travel; and

(c) on a vehicle equipped with a split service brake system, there shall be a red brake failure indicator light that shall,

(i) activate when the ignition switch is turned from the “OFF” to the “ON” position and deactivate when the engine is started, or

(ii) activate when the ignition switch is turned from the “OFF” to the “START” position and deactivate when the switch is turned to the “ON” position.

(6) All mechanical components of the service and parking brake systems that are external to the wheel shall have no mechanical part misaligned, insecure, excessively worn, broken, binding, seized, missing, frayed or disconnected.

(7) If originally equipped with an anti-lock type braking system, there shall be no indication of malfunction of the system, including those parts of the system designed to advise the rider of system status or to warn of a malfunction.

(8) When moderate force is applied to a brake control, the travel shall not exceed 80 per cent of its available travel.

(9) With the service brakes properly adjusted, the service brake system shall be tested by stopping the motor tricycle on a substantially level, dry, smooth, paved surface free from loose material and, from a rate of speed of not less than 30 kilometres per hour, with heavy pedal or, where applicable, heavy pedal and lever control force,

(a) the motorcycle shall come to a complete stop within 5.8 metres;

(b) no component shall fail; and

(c) each wheel brake shall release immediately after the control force is removed.

(10) Every motor tricycle shall have a parking brake and, when properly adjusted, the parking brake shall be tested by fully applying the control and then releasing it and,

(a) the brake, while set in the fully applied position and not held by foot or hand force, shall hold the motor tricycle stationary against the engine at a light throttle setting for a few seconds both in low forward gear and in reverse; and

(b) the brake shall fully release when the release control is operated.

(11) Each wheel on which a brake assembly operates shall be rotated and, while rotating, the brake shall be applied, and if there is an audible or visible indication that a defect may exist that cannot be rectified except by removal of the brake drum or other component, that drum or component shall be removed.

(12) In respect of a foundation brake assembly, where a brake drum or component has been removed under subsection (11) and, in all other instances where the matters set out in clauses (a) to (q) can be determined without demounting a wheel,

(a) no mechanical or structural part of the assembly shall be misaligned, badly worn, excessively scored, cracked, broken, binding, seized, disconnected or insecure;

(b) no grease retainer shall be missing or leaking;

(c) no bonded lining shall be thinner than 1.5 millimetres when measured at the thinnest part;

(d) no riveted lining surface shall be closer to the rivet head than the dimension specified by the vehicle manufacturer and in no case shall it be less than 0.8 millimetres;

(e) no lining of a disc brake assembly shall be worn to the extent that a wear indicator is in contact with the rotor;

(f) no brake lining shall be broken or loose on its pad or shoe;

(g) no brake lining shall show evidence of contamination that would affect braking performance;

(h) no hydraulic brake cylinder shall show evidence of leakage;

(i) no hydraulic brake piston shall fail to move when moderate pressure is applied to the brake control;

(j) all brakes shall be adjusted for minimum lining-to-drum clearance without brake drag;

(k) no inside diameter of a drum shall be greater than the dimension stamped on the drum, or where the dimension is not stamped on the drum, the vehicle manufacturer’s wear limit;

(l) no thickness of a rotor shall be less than the dimension stamped on the rotor, or where the dimension is not stamped on the rotor, the motorcycle manufacturer’s wear limit;

(m) no ventilated disc shall have broken or visibly cracked cooling fins;

(n) no drum or rotor shall have any external crack or cracks on the friction surface, other than normal heat-check cracks, that reach the edge of the drum bore or periphery of the disc;

(o) no drum or rotor shall have any mechanical damage to the friction surface, other than that attributable to normal wear;

(p) in the case of a motor tricycle originally fitted with wheel speed sensors or similar devices, no wheel speed sensor or similar device shall be missing, excessively worn or damaged; and

(q) none of the original components of the foundation brake system shall have been removed, modified or replaced such that their effectiveness is reduced.

(13) None of the original controls of the brake system, including the anti-lock brake controls, shall have been removed, modified or replaced so that their effectiveness is reduced.

engine controls and steering

4. (1) The complete throttle control system shall be inspected and tested while the engine is running and the motor tricycle is stationary with the transmission in neutral and,

(a) the engine speed shall drop to idle when a spring return throttle control is released;

(b) the motor tricycle shall be equipped with a supplemental engine stopping device and the engine shall stop and remain stopped when the control is actuated;

(c) the engine speed shall not change with the movement of the steering from lock to lock; and

(d) if originally fitted with an electronic stability control system, such system shall not be missing and there shall be no indication of a malfunction in the system.

(2) In the case of power boosted steering, the power steering drive belt, reservoir fluid level, all electrical components of an electric power system and system operation shall be inspected and,

(a) the power steering drive belt shall not be missing, cut, frayed or excessively worn, and shall have correct tension;

(b) the fluid in the power steering reservoir shall not be lower than the minimum level specified by the vehicle manufacturer; and

(c) with the engine running, the power steering system,

(i) shall operate as intended, and

(ii) the hydraulic system shall not show excessive fluid leakage.

(3) The steering column, other steering components and the handlebars shall be inspected and tested and,

(a) the steering column, other steering components and handlebars shall not be loose in their mountings to the body and frame;

(b) no bolt or nut shall be loose or missing from a mounting;

(c) steering shaft couplings and splines shall not have excessive play;

(d) if fitted, the steering column energy absorbing section shall not be visibly damaged so as to reduce its effectiveness; and

(e) no part of the handlebar shall exceed a height of 380 millimetres above the uppermost portion of the operator’s seat when the seat is depressed by the weight of the operator.

(4) Front wheel alignment shall be inspected while all wheels are on the ground and the front wheels in the straight ahead position, and they shall not be visibly out of alignment.

(5) The steering mechanism shall be tested for freedom of movement with the front wheels on the ground in the straight ahead position and, where a vehicle is equipped with power boosted steering, with the engine operating, and there shall be no free movement of the handlebars or the steering wheel rim without the front wheels moving, except to the extent permitted by the manufacturer’s specifications.

(6) The steering linkage joints shall be examined and there shall not be excessive play in any steering linkage joint.

(7) The steering mechanism shall be tested for freedom of movement with the front wheels on the ground and, where a vehicle is equipped with power boosted steering, with the engine operating, and the front wheels shall turn from full right to full left and back again without interference or indication of roughness in the mechanism.

(8) The steering linkage shall be inspected and tested for wear, damage, and maladjustment while the front wheels are off the ground and the vehicle is supported so that the steering linkage assumes its normal attitude and,

(a) without movement of the opposite wheel, no front wheel shall have play about a vertical axis of,

(i) six millimetres for a tire diameter designation of sixteen or less,

(ii) nine millimetres for a tire diameter designation that is larger than sixteen but not larger than eighteen, or

(iii) twelve millimetres for a tire diameter designation that is larger than eighteen, as measured at the extreme front or rear of the tire tread face;

(b) no part of the steering linkage system shall be damaged, repaired or modified so as to visibly weaken the linkage system or affect the proper steering of the vehicle; and

(c) no nut, bolt or cotter pin shall be loose, excessively worn or missing.

suspension

5. (1) Inner control arm pivots, king pins, wheel and axle bearings, and ball joints, other than wear indicating ball joints, shall be inspected for wear and damage while the wheels of the vehicle are off the ground so that the suspension joints are not under load and,

(a) no non-load carrying ball joint shall show any perceptible play other than that specified by the manufacturer;

(b) no load-carrying ball joint shall have play in excess of that specified by the vehicle manufacturer;

(c) in the case of king pins, no front wheel shall have a rocking play about a horizontal axis in excess of,

(i) six millimetres for a tire diameter designation of sixteen or less,

(ii) nine millimetres for a tire diameter designation that is larger than sixteen but not larger than eighteen, or

(iii) twelve millimetres for a tire diameter designation that is larger than eighteen, as measured at the extreme top or bottom of the tire tread face; and

(d) no control arm inner pivot shall have excessive play.

(2) Wear-indicating ball joints shall be inspected under load with the wheels on the ground, and no excessive wear shall be indicated.

(3) Components of a strut suspension system shall be inspected for wear and damage with the front wheels off the ground and the vehicle supported so that the suspension assumes its normal attitude, and no front wheel shall have a rocking play about a horizontal axis in excess of five millimetres as measured at the extreme top or bottom of the tire tread face.

(4) Front and rear springs, shackles, U-bolts, centrebolts, radius rods, control arms, shock-absorbers, equalizers, stabilizers, their supports and attachments thereto shall be inspected, and none shall be loose, bent, cracked, broken, disconnected, perforated by corrosion or missing.

(5) The rear wheel shall be inspected for alignment and it shall not be tracking improperly so as to adversely affect control of the vehicle.

(6) The air suspension system, if fitted, shall be inspected and tested with air in the suspension system at normal operating pressure and,

(a) no leakage shall occur; and

(b) the vehicle body and chassis frame shall be supported clear of all axles and shall appear to be level.

wheels and tires

6. (1) Each tire shall be inspected for depth of tread, tread and sidewall defects, regrooving, proper size and application, and

(a) no tire shall be worn to the extent that in any major groove at three equally spaced intervals around the circumference of the tire,

(i) the tread wear indicators contact the road, or

(ii) less than 1.5 millimetres of tread depth remains;

(b) no tire shall have exposed cord;

(c) no tire shall have tread or sidewall cuts or snags deep enough to expose the cords;

(d) no tire shall have any abnormal visible bump, bulge or knot;

(e) no tire shall have been regrooved or recut below the original new tire groove depth;

(f) no tire shall be of a smaller size than the motor tricycle manufacturer’s specified minimum size or be sufficiently oversized as to contact any vehicle component so as to affect the safe operation of the vehicle; and

(g) no vehicle shall be fitted with a tire that,

(i) bears the wording “not for highway use”, “farm use only”, “competition circuit use only” or any other wording or lettering indicating that the tire was not designed for highway use, or

(ii) bears the letters “SL”, “NHS” or “TG” after the tire designation; and

(h) no vehicle shall be fitted with a tire that is not intended for operation on a motor tricycle.

(2) Wheel bearings shall be tested by rotating each wheel and no wheel bearing shall,

(a) give any indication of excessive wear or damage; or

(b) be maladjusted so as to result in excessive play or binding.

(3) No wheel assembly fastener shall be loose, missing, damaged, broken, mismatched or have insufficient thread engagement.

(4) No wheel shall have any visible crack, elongated bolt hole, indication of repair by welding, or be so bent or damaged as to affect the safe operation of the motorcycle.

(5) No wheel spoke shall be missing, broken or visibly loose.

electrical

7. (1) The horn shall be secure on its mounting and shall function as intended.

(2) The neutral safety starting switch, if originally fitted, shall not have been removed and shall function as prescribed by the manufacturer and the neutral indicator light shall operate only in neutral.

(3) The speedometer and odometer shall be tested by driving the vehicle and both shall be in good working order.

(4) The voltage of the battery and the charging system shall be tested and shall be within the manufacturer’s specifications.

lighting

8. (1) The motor tricycle shall be equipped at a minimum with,

(a) one headlamp on the front;

(b) two red tail lamps on the rear;

(c) two red stop lamps on the rear;

(d) one white licence plate lamp on the rear;

(e) two amber or white parking lamps on the front;

(f) one red reflex reflector on the rear, one red reflex reflector on each side toward the rear and one amber reflex reflector on each side toward the front; and

(g) one amber turn signal lamp at or near the front on each side and one red or amber turn signal lamp at or near the rear on each side.

(2) The lamps and reflectors referred to in subsection (1) shall meet the standards set out in Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada).

(3) In addition to the lamps and reflectors required under subsection (1), the motor tricycle shall be equipped with two red reflectors facing rearwards placed at the widest part of the vehicle, as far apart as practical, to indicate width.

(4) All lamps and reflectors required under subsection (1) or (3) shall be inspected, and,

(a) each circuit shall light the filaments or elements of all lamps on the circuit when the appropriate switch is in the “ON” position, and each indicator lamp shall indicate correctly;

(b) the operation of any lighting circuit shall not interfere with the operation of any other circuit;

(c) each lens and reflex reflector shall be correctly installed and shall not be discoloured or missing in whole or in part;

(d) each lamp and reflector shall be securely mounted on the vehicle and none shall be missing;

(e) the turn signal lamps and the flasher unit shall operate properly;

(f) the brake light shall operate when the appropriate control is actuated;

(g) no headlamp shall be coated or covered with a coloured material except as permitted under section 4.1 of Regulation 596 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (General) made under the Act;

(h) no headlamp shall be modified so that the effective area of the lens or brightness of the light is reduced;

(i) each headlamp shutter or retracting headlamp shall operate over the full range of movement or shall be secured in the fully open position; and

(j) no lens or lamp assembly shall bear markings that indicate “not for highway use” or a similar meaning.

(5) The headlamp, tail lamp, licence plate lamp and clearance lamps on a motor tricycle shall be continuously illuminated when the engine is operating and each forward gear is engaged.

(6) The headlamp and dimmer switch shall be inspected and tested and, on a level surface after any noticeably deflated tires have been properly inflated, the headlamp alignment of the upper beam shall be inspected with a person seated on the operator’s seat and the front forks in the straight ahead position and,

(a) the headlamp shall be secure and the lens shall not be cracked or broken;

(b) the dimmer switch shall be operative; and

(c) the centre of the high-intensity zone of the beam shall be,

(i) not more than 100 millimetres above nor more than 100 millimetres below the horizontal centre-line of the lamp, and

(ii) not more than 200 millimetres to the left nor more than 200 millimetres to the right of the vertical centre-line of the lamp, as measured on a screen placed eight metres in front of the lamp or by means of a headlamp testing machine.

(7) In the case of a motor tricycle originally fitted with instrument panel high beam and turn signal indicator lamps and lamps that illuminate gauges, such lamps shall be tested and shall operate properly.

O. Reg. 114/08, s. 8.

Schedules 7, 8 Revoked:  O. Reg. 476/09, s. 9.

Schedule 9
INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR SALVAGE MOTOR VEHICLES

Chassis Alignment

1. The alignment of each chassis control point and reference point shall be within three millimetres of the original equipment manufacturer’s specifications, or within the standard of variance established by the original equipment manufacturer if that standard is greater than three millimetres.

Structural Components

2. (1) All structural joints of all repaired or replaced chassis components must be accessible for inspection, and all such joints shall be clean, and free of sealant and of sound-proofing or rust-proofing materials at the time of inspection.

(2) All components of the chassis shall be inspected and,

(a) no structural component of the chassis shall be missing, broken, cracked, loose, buckled, or perforated by corrosion;

(b) the method of assembly or installation of any structural component of the chassis shall comply with the original equipment manufacturer’s requirements, and no fastener used for this purpose shall be missing, loose or misaligned; and

(c) the method of attachment of any suspension or steering component to the chassis shall comply with the original equipment manufacturer’s requirements, and no fastener used for this purpose shall be missing, loose or misaligned.

(3) No mount shall be missing, shall be incorrect for the vehicle, shall have loose, missing or incorrect fasteners, or shall be broken.

(4) Subsection (1) does not apply to a motor vehicle imported into Ontario, the permit for which was issued by a jurisdiction listed in Column 1 of Table 3 and that is classified by that jurisdiction with a classification that is set out in Column 2 of the Table as equivalent to rebuilt for that jurisdiction.

TABLE 3

 

Column 1

Column 2

Jurisdiction

Equivalent to Rebuilt

Canada

Alberta

Repaired

British Columbia

Rebuilt

Manitoba

Rebuilt

New Brunswick

Rebuilt

Newfoundland and Labrador

Rebuilt

Nova Scotia

Rebuilt

Prince Edward Island

Rebuilt

Quebec

Reconstruit

Saskatchewan

Rebuilt

United States of America

Alabama

Reconstructed

Alaska

Reconstructed Vehicle

Arizona

Restored Salvage

Arkansas

Reconstructed, “REC”

California

Salvage, or Salvaged, or Rebuilt

Colorado

Code “R”, Rebuilt

Connecticut

Code “A”

Florida

Rebuilt

Georgia

Rebuilt

Idaho

Reconstructed vehicle

Illinois

Reconstructed vehicle

Indiana

Rebuilt Vehicle

Iowa

Prior salvage

Kentucky

Rebuilt vehicle

Massachusetts

Reconstructed

Michigan

Rebuilt

Minnesota

Prior salvage, Rebuilt

Missouri

Prior Salvage

Montana

Rebuilt Salvage

Nebraska

Previously salvaged

Nevada

Rebuilt

New York

Rebuilt salvage

North Carolina

Code “SVR”

North Dakota

Previous salvage

Ohio

Rebuilt Salvage

Texas

Reconditioned, Rebuilt salvage

Vermont

Rebuilt

Virginia

Salvage rebuilt

West Virginia

Reconstructed

Wisconsin

Repaired salvage

Wyoming

Code “R”

Body

3. All doors, latches and hinges, and all sliding mechanisms on the hood and on a door, shall be inspected and,

(a) no such latch or hinge, or any non-electrical component of a side door sliding mechanism, shall be missing, incorrect for the vehicle, or be damaged, assembled or misaligned so as to affect the proper opening or closing of the hood or a door, or the proper securement of the hood or door in the closed position;

(b) all such latches, hinges and sliding door components must be securely mounted to the body structure, hood or door in the same manner used by the original equipment manufacturer, and no fastener used for this purpose shall be missing, loose or misaligned;

(c) all flexible sealing material on all passenger and cargo doors and hatches shall be in a position, and of a condition and design, so as to function as intended by the original equipment manufacturer to prevent the entry of exhaust fumes into the interior of the vehicle, and no such material shall be missing;

(d) no bumper or associated shock absorbing mechanism or structure or supporting structure shall be missing, collapsed, inoperative, or incorrect for the vehicle, and the method of assembly and installation shall comply with the original equipment manufacturer’s requirements, and no fastener used for this purpose shall be missing, loose or misaligned; and

(e) all doors shall be correct for the vehicle and none shall be missing.

Wheel Alignment

4. (1) Where the motor vehicle inspection station is properly equipped to do so, the alignment of all wheel positions shall be inspected at the motor vehicle inspection station, and all such alignment shall be within the original equipment manufacturer’s specifications.

(2) Where the motor vehicle inspection station is not properly equipped to inspect the alignment of all wheel positions, the motor vehicle inspection station shall comply with the procedure provided for in paragraph 13 of subsection 10.1 (1) of Regulation 601 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990.

O. Reg. 373/98, s. 3; O. Reg. 378/02, s. 3.