O. Reg. 115/08: Equipment
filed May 2, 2008 under Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8Skip to content
ontario regulation 115/08
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. 587 of R.R.O. 1990
1. (1) The Table to section 3 of Regulation 587 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following item:
A motor tricycle
(2) Item 2 of the Table to section 3 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:
A motorcycle other than a motor tricycle
2. Section 5 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:
(10) 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.
3. The Regulation is amended by adding the following section:
11. (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 motorcycle with two front wheels shall not be operated on the highway unless it is a motor tricycle that,
(a) 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 or, in the case of an imported motor tricycle, a compliance label or other label as provided for in section 12 of those Regulations; and
(b) continues to meet the regulatory standards that applied to it at the time it was manufactured or imported.
(4) A motor tricycle shall not have more seating positions than it had when originally manufactured.
(5) 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.
(6) 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).
(7) A 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).
(8) Every motor tricycle shall have a parking brake adequate to hold the vehicle stationary for a few seconds when tested at light throttle in low forward gear and in reverse.
(9) None of the original controls of the brake system of a motor tricycle, including the anti-lock brake controls, shall have been removed, modified or replaced so that their effectiveness is reduced.
(10) 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.
4. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.