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Registry of Motor Vehicles - Vehicle (Safety) Inspections

Definitions:

“new vehicle” means a vehicle that has never been registered in any jurisdiction, and is sold to its owner by a licensed dealer in the Province.

“used vehicle” means a vehicle that is not a new vehicle.

“type 1 vehicle” means:

  • passenger motor vehicles, except taxicabs,
  • trucks and vans that have a registered gross vehicle weight less than 4501 kg,
  • implements of husbandry that are not required to display a slow-moving vehicle sign as prescribed under the Act,
  • motorcycles,
  • motor-driven cycles,
  • trailers that have a registered gross vehicle weight less than 4501 kg,
  • motor vehicles designed or reconstructed, equipped and intended to be used primarily for sleeping, eating and living quarters, including motorized homes or buses converted for that purpose,
  • trailers designed for use as temporary or permanent living accommodations;

“type 2 vehicle” means:

  • trucks and truck tractors that have a registered gross vehicle weight of 4501 kg or more,
  • trailers that have a registered gross vehicle weight of 4501 kg or more,
  • ambulances,
  • hearses,
  • motor vehicle service, repair or towing,
  • taxicabs,
  • fire department vehicles,
  • buses not licenced as public passenger vehicles under the Motor Carrier Act, except buses that are passenger vehicles as defined in subsection 2(h) of that Act,
  • vehicles that have permanently mounted equipment on a truck tractor chassis, such as a crane, a lifting device or well driller or other miscellaneous equipment.

Improved Motor Vehicle Inspection Procedures

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