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O. Reg. 116/08: Tire Standards and Specifications

filed May 2, 2008 under Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8

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ontario regulation 116/08

made under the

highway traffic act

Made: April 30, 2008
Filed: May 2, 2008
Published on e-Laws: May 5, 2008
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 17, 2008

Amending Reg. 625 of R.R.O. 1990

(Tire Standards and Specifications)

1. Regulation 625 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following section:

5.1 (1) In this section,

“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. 

(2) For the purpose of determining the number of wheels on a motorcycle, 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.

(3) A motor tricycle with two front wheels shall not be fitted with a tire of a size or type not intended for operation on a motor tricycle.

2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.