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filed December 12, 2002 under Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8

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ONTARIO regulation 346/02

made under the

highway traffic act

Made: December 11, 2002
Filed: December 12, 2002
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 28, 2002

Amending Reg. 629 of R.R.O. 1990

(Vehicles for the Transportation of Physically Disabled Passengers)

1. (1) Section 1 of Regulation 629 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following definition:

“accessible taxicab” means a van that is designed and intended to be used for the purpose of transporting persons who are physically disabled in wheelchairs and persons who are not physically disabled and that is licensed as a cab by a municipality;

(2) The definition of “physically-disabled-passenger vehicle” in section 1 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “or” at the end of clause (a), by adding “or” at the end of clause (b) and by adding the following clause:

(c) an accessible taxicab.

2. The Regulation is amended by adding the following sections:

13. (1) Accessible taxicabs that are manufactured by the London Taxis International division of Manganese Bronze Holdings PLC, bear the model name TXII and are equipped with a ramp and two rear side access doors are designated as a class of vehicle that is exempt from clause 5 (1) (b), section 8 and subsection 12 (2).

(2) Subsection (1) only applies if the vehicles described in that subsection conform to the standards required under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada) and bear the National Safety Mark referred to in that Act.

14. Accessible taxicabs with bodies or chassis manufactured on or after January 1, 1986, with a gross vehicle weight rating of not more than 2,700 kilograms and that are equipped with a ramp at the rear, a rear door for wheelchair access and two rear side doors for ambulatory access are designated as a class of vehicle to which section 12 does not apply and that is exempt from section 2 and the emergency exit requirements of section 6.9.1 of the Canadian Standards Association Standard D409-M84.