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O. Reg. 129/07: SCHOOL BUSES

filed March 29, 2007 under Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8

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ontario regulation 129/07

made under the

highway traffic act

Made: March 21, 2007
Filed: March 29, 2007
Published on e-Laws: March 30, 2007
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: April 14, 2007

Amending Reg. 612 of R.R.O. 1990

(School Buses)

1. Section 1 of Regulation 612 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following subsection:

(3.1) Every school bus referred to in subsection (1) that was manufactured before January 1, 2005 shall be equipped with a pedestrian-student safety crossing arm that,

(a) is mounted on the right front corner of the chassis;

(b) measures, from its arm assembly pivot point,

(i) a minimum of 1.78 metres, or

(ii) that length that is less than 1.78 metres such that, when retracted, it extends to the left edge of the front of the body of the school bus, but not beyond that point, if the length required by subclause (i) would result in the arm, when retracted, extending beyond the left edge of the front of the body of the school bus;

(c) operates automatically so as to move to the extended position when the stop arm device required by subsection (2) is operated and returns to the retracted position when the stop arm device is retracted;

(d) operates electrically or by means of an air-pressure or vacuum system;

(e) is designed to operate in temperatures of -50° C or higher; and

(f) may have a system to override its operation as described in clause (c) to allow for off-street or confined parking.

2. This Regulation comes into force on the later of January 1, 2008 and the day this Regulation is filed.