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This is part of an archived regulation consolidation that is current to September 11, 2010 and includes changes enacted and in force by that date.

"Point in Time" Regulation Content

MOTOR VEHICLE ACT

Motor Vehicle Act Regulation

B.C. Reg. 26/58

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to September 11, 2010)
SECTION EFFECTIVE DATE
Section 3.09 November 15, 2009
Section 3.10 November 15, 2009
Section 7.18 February 1, 2010
Section 10.02 January 14, 2010
Section 10.03 January 14, 2010
Section 10.08 January 14, 2010
Division 14A October 9, 2009
Division 14A March 31, 2010
Section 23.02 February 4, 2010
  April 1, 2010
Section 23.05 February 4, 2010
  April 1, 2010
Section 23.06 February 4, 2010
  April 1, 2010
Section 23.07 February 4, 2010
  April 1, 2010
Section 23.08 February 4, 2010
  April 1, 2010
Section 23.12 February 4, 2010
  April 1, 2010
Division 23 Schedule 5 February 4, 2010
Division 23 Schedule 5 April 1, 2010
Section 25.17 June 25, 2010
Section 25.31 June 25, 2010
Section 25.32 June 25, 2010
Division 28 Schedule February 1, 2010
Section 30.01 February 1, 2010
June 4, 2010
Section 30.072 February 1, 2010
Division 30C July 30, 2010
Section 36.01 May 12, 2010
Section 39.03 January 14, 2010
Section 42.01 June 25, 2010
Section 42.02 June 25, 2010
Section 42.03 June 25, 2010

 Section 3.09(b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 232/2009 effective November 15, 2009.

(b) surrender them to an office of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia together with an application for remission of fees in the prescribed form.

 Section 3.10(1) and (1)(a) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 232/2009 effective November 15, 2009.

(1)  On receipt of a certificate of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia that states that a set of number plates has been surrendered under section 3.09, the Minister of Finance may remit to the person surrendering the number plates

(a) 1/12 of the licence fee for each month that remains in the term of the licence,

 Section 7.18 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 308/2009 effective February 1, 2010.

 Television sets

7.18  (1)  Except as provided in subsection (2), no person shall drive or cause to be driven a vehicle in which the image displayed from a television set in the vehicle is visible to that person.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the image displays information or data solely designed to assist the driver

(a) in the safe operation of the vehicle or the safety and security of its load or its passengers,

(b) to reach a destination in due timeliness,

(c) who is a peace officer, to carry out his duties as a peace officer, or

(d) to assess fees or charges payable by passengers or users of the vehicle.

(3)  No person shall drive or cause to be driven a vehicle in which a television set is installed unless it is securely and safely mounted in the vehicle in a position which does not obstruct the view of the driver.

[en. B.C. Reg. 466/88.]

 Section 10.02 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 9/2010 effective January 14, 2010.

 Application

10.02  This Division applies only to a business vehicle or commercial passenger vehicle for which a licence under the Motor Carrier Act, or a licence or temporary operating permit under the Passenger Transportation Act, is required.

[en. B.C. Reg. 448/87, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 414/99, s. 3; 64/2005, s. 3.]

 Section 10.03(1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 9/2010 effective January 14, 2010.

(1)  Where a licence or permit, under the Passenger Transportation Act or the Motor Carrier Act, authorizes standees to be carried in a commercial passenger vehicle, the vehicle shall be equipped with a sufficient number of handholds, straps, rails or other equipment to provide support for the number of standees authorized.

 Section 10.08(3)(b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 9/2010 effective January 14, 2010.

(b) if standees are authorized by licence or permit under the Motor Carrier Act or by a licence or temporary operating permit under the Passenger Transportation Act to be carried in the vehicle, greater than 188 cm in that portion of the interior intended for use by the standees.

 Division 14A was enacted by BC Reg 236/2009 effective October 9, 2009.

 Division 14A, section 14A.01 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 236/2009 effective March 31, 2010.

Division 14A - Alternative Temporary Operation Permits

 Non-resident vehicle or trailer permit

14A.01  (1)  In addition to its powers to grant a temporary operation permit under Division 14, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia or a person authorized in writing by the corporation may grant a permit in accordance with this Division for the temporary operation on a highway of a motor vehicle or trailer that is registered or licensed outside British Columbia

(a) on application in the form established by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and the corporation being satisfied of the truth of the facts stated in the application, and

(b) on receipt of proof of financial responsibility that is satisfactory to the corporation.

(2)  A permit under this Division

(a) may only be granted

(i)  to a person who is ordinarily resident outside British Columbia, and

(ii)  for the period beginning on November 1, 2009, and ending on March 31, 2010, or for a portion of that period,

(b) may not be granted in respect of a commercial vehicle, and

(c) is valid only

(i)  during the period referred to in paragraph (a) (ii) or the portion of that period for which the permit is granted, and

(ii)  for as long as the vehicle or trailer is licensed in the owner's ordinary place of residence.

(3)  Item 7 (d) of the Schedule to the Motor Vehicle Fees Regulation, B.C. Reg. 334/91, does not apply to a permit granted under this Division.

[en. B.C. Reg. 236/2009, s. (a).]

 Section 23.02 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective February 4, 2010.

 Schedule 1 signs authorized

23.02  All traffic signs corresponding to those depicted in Schedule 1 of this Division shall conform with respect to shape, colour, minimum dimensions, symbols, wording and reflectorization to the standard traffic signs shown and described in Schedule 1.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 301/86, s. 1.]

 Section 23.02 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective April 1, 2010.

 Schedule 1 signs authorized

23.02  All traffic signs corresponding to those depicted in Schedules 1 and 5 of this Division shall conform with respect to shape, colour, minimum dimensions, symbols, wording and reflectorization to the standard traffic signs shown and described in those schedules.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 301/86, s. 1; 39/2010, App. A, s. 1.]

 Section 23.05 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective February 4, 2010.

 Traffic sign meanings

23.05  All traffic signs depicted in Schedules 1 and 2 shall have the titles and meanings accompanying each sign illustration or group of illustrations. The words "regulatory" and "warning" following the title of a sign or group of signs in a schedule designates the sign type.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 531/2004, s. 2.]

 Section 23.05 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective April 1, 2010.

 Traffic sign meanings

23.05  All traffic signs depicted in Schedules 1, 2 and 5 shall have the titles and meanings accompanying each sign illustration or group of illustrations. The words "regulatory" and "warning" following the title of a sign or group of signs in a schedule designates the sign type.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 531/2004, s. 2; 39/2010, App. A, s. 2.]

 Section 23.06 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective February 4, 2010.

 Non-schedule signs

23.06  All regulatory or warning signs, other than those depicted in Schedules 1 and 2 shall conform in design and colour with regulatory or warning signs of similar functional type shown in the 2 schedules.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 531/2004, s. 3.]

 Section 23.06 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective April 1, 2010.

 Non-schedule signs

23.06  All regulatory or warning signs, other than those depicted in Schedules 1, 2 and 5 shall conform in design and colour with regulatory or warning signs of similar functional type shown in those schedules.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 531/2004, s. 3; 39/2010, App. A, s.3.]

 Section 23.07 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective February 4, 2010.

 Sign dimensions

23.07  Sign dimensions, as shown in Schedules 1 and 2, are the minimum dimensions that may be used. If a larger sign is used, it shall have the same proportionate shape as its minimum. For diamond shaped and triangular shaped signs, the dimensions are for the sign sides, not the diameters. Dimensions specified for any other sign shape are for the horizontal diameter followed by the vertical diameter.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 531/2004, s. 2.]

 Section 23.07 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective April 1, 2010.

 Sign dimensions

23.07  Sign dimensions, as shown in Schedules 1, 2 and 5, are the minimum dimensions that may be used. If a larger sign is used, it shall have the same proportionate shape as its minimum. For diamond shaped and triangular shaped signs, the dimensions are for the sign sides, not the diameters. Dimensions specified for any other sign shape are for the horizontal diameter followed by the vertical diameter.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 531/2004, s. 2; 39/2010, App. A, s.4.]

 Section 23.08 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective February 4, 2010.

 Substitution

23.08  Wherever the word "reflectorized" is used in Schedules 1 and 2, the word "illuminated" may be substituted.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 531/2004, s. 2.]

 Section 23.08 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective April 1, 2010.

 Substitution

23.08  Wherever the word "reflectorized" is used in Schedules 1, 2 and 5, the word "illuminated" may be substituted.

[en. B.C. Reg. 598/77, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 531/2004, s. 2; 39/2010, App. A, s.4.]

 Section 23.12 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective February 4, 2010.

 Traffic sign changes

23.12  Where a warning or regulatory sign other than a 30 KILOMETRES PER HOUR TAB is erected by an authority, the authority may substitute another weight, speed, distance or time for the weight, speed, distance or time set out in Schedule 1 or 2 in respect of that sign and the sign erected with this change is valid for the purpose of Schedule 1 or 2 as the case may be.

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/90, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 36/92; 531/2004, s. 4.]

 Section 23.12 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 39/2010 effective April 1, 2010.

 Traffic sign changes

23.12  Where a warning or regulatory sign other than a 30 KILOMETRES PER HOUR TAB is erected by an authority, the authority may substitute another weight, speed, distance or time for the weight, speed, distance or time set out in Schedule 1, 2 or 5 in respect of that sign and the sign erected with this change is valid for the purpose of that schedule.

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/90, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 36/92; 531/2004, s. 4; 39/2010, App. A, s. 5.]

 Division 23, Schedule 5 was enacted by BC Reg 39/2010 effective February 4, 2010.

 Division 23, schedule 5 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 39/2010 effective April 1, 2010.

Schedule 5

[en. B.C. Reg. 39/2010, App. A, s. 6.]

Signs and Tabs for Designated Use Lanes
(Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

OLYMPIC LANE SIGNS (Regulatory)
The following are 3 examples of signs which, when any of them are erected over or adjacent to a traffic lane and accompanied with a tab indicating "authorized vehicles only" or "trucks & authorized vehicles only", mean the lane so signed and indicated is a designated use lane under section 3 (1), 4 (1), 5 (1), 6 (1) or 7 (1) of the Designated Use Lanes (Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) Regulation or under a bylaw or resolution of the council of a municipality under section 124.2 of the Act and that the lane is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles authorized under that section of the regulation or under the applicable provision of the bylaw or resolution, as the case may be.
Colour: Black and blue on white reflectorized background. White reflectorized diamond on black background. May have blue border including name of local government.
90 x 120 cm 90 x 120 cm 90 x 120 cm
AUTHORIZED VEHICLES ONLY TAB (Regulatory)
When this tab accompanies an Olympic Lane sign the designated use lane so signed is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles authorized to use that designated use lane under the Designated Use Lanes (Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) Regulation or under a bylaw or resolution of the council of a municipality under section 124.2 of the Act.
Colour: Black and blue on white reflectorized background.
60 x 60 cm
TRUCKS & AUTHORIZED VEHICLES ONLY TAB (Regulatory)
When this tab accompanies an Olympic Lane sign the designated use lane so signed is reserved for the exclusive use of trucks and vehicles authorized to use that designated use lane under the Designated Use Lanes (Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) Regulation or under a bylaw or resolution of the council of a municipality under section 124.2 of the Act.
Colour: Black and blue on white reflectorized background.
90x 120 cm
DESIGNATING TABS (Regulatory)
Tabs measuring 90 cm x 60 cm bearing the supplemental messages "BEGINS" or "ENDS" may be added above or below any of the foregoing Olympic Lane signs and when so added indicate the beginning or the end, as the case may be, of the designated use lane corresponding to the description in section 3 (1), 4 (1), 5 (1), 6 (1) or 7 (1) of the Designated Use Lanes (Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) Regulation or under a bylaw or resolution of the council of a municipality under section 124.2 of the Act.
Colour: Black on white reflectorized background.
90 x 60 cm 90 x 60 cm
WARNING TAB (advisory)
This tab, measuring 90 cm x 60 cm, when erected in conjunction with an Olympic Lane sign over or adjacent to and pointing to a traffic lane, warns that the lane is a designated use lane under section 3 (1), 4 (1), 5 (1), 6 (1) or 7 (1) of the Designated Use Lanes (Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) Regulation or under a bylaw or resolution of the council of a municipality under section 124.2 of the Act and that, at a point ahead, the lane is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles authorized under that section of the regulation or under the applicable provision of the bylaw or resolution, as the case may be.
Colour: Black on white reflectorized background.
90 x 60 cm

 Section 25.17 BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 194/2010 effective June 25, 2010.

 Maintenance obligations

25.17  The owner of every vehicle to which this Part applies must ensure that it is not driven, operated or parked on a highway unless it is maintained so as to comply in all respects with the standards.

[en. B.C. Reg. 304/2001.]

 Section 25.31 BEFORE amended by BC Reg 194/2010 effective June 25, 2010.

 Offences

25.31  A person who violates section 25.04 (2), (3) or (4), 25.05 (1) or (2), 25.06 (1) or (2), 25.07 (1), 25.08 (3), 25.09, 25.10, 25.11, 25.12 (1) (c) or (3), 25.13 (1) (a), (2) or (4), 25.17, 25.18, 25.21, 25.22 (1), 25.27 (1), 25.28 (a), 25.29 or 25.30 (4) commits an offence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 304/2001.]

 Section 25.32 was added by BC Reg 194/2010 effective June 25, 2010.

 Division 28, Schedule, Table 2 item 51 was added by BC Reg 308/2009 effective February 1, 2010.

 Section 30.01(2)(c) and (d) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 308/2009 effective February 1, 2010.

(c) Class 7 licence, subject to the applicable condition under section 30.10 (4) and restriction under section 30.11 (1), permits operation of

(d) Class 7L licence is a learner's licence that, subject to the applicable conditions and restrictions under sections 30.06 (1) and (2), 30.07 (3), 30.09 (3), 30.10 (2), and 30.11 (1), permits operation of a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles for which a Class 7 licence is required;

 Section 30.01 definition of "immediate family member" BEFORE amended by BC Reg 132/2010 effective June 4, 2010.

"immediate family member" means a spouse, parent, grandparent, child, sibling, step-parent, step-grandparent, step-child, step-brother, step-sister, foster parent, foster grandparent, foster child, foster brother or foster sister;

 Section 30.072 was enacted by BC Reg 308/2009 effective February 1, 2010.

 Division 30C was added by BC Reg 246/2010 effective July 30, 2010.

 Section 36.01 definition of "RSSR" BEFORE being amended editorially effective May 12, 2010.

"RSSR" means the Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Cushions Safety Regulations, SOR/98-159, as amended from time to time.

 Section 39.03(1.1) was added by BC Reg 9/2010 effective January 14, 2010.

 Section 42.01 definition of "blood delivery vehicle" was added by BC Reg 198/2010 effective June 25, 2010.

 Section 42.02 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 198/2010 effective June 25, 2010.

(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to

(a) the driver of a marked vehicle responding to a disabled vehicle or another emergency on the laned roadway where the high occupancy vehicle lane is located,

(b) the driver of an emergency vehicle,

(c) a peace officer on active duty, or

(d) an operator of a cycle, motor cycle, taxi or handy dart vehicle.

 Section 42.03 (3) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 198/2010 effective June 25, 2010.

(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to

(a) the driver of a marked vehicle responding to a disabled vehicle or another emergency on the freeway,

(b) the driver of an emergency vehicle,

(c) a peace officer on active duty, or

(d) an operator of a motor cycle, taxi or handy dart vehicle.