Motor Vehicle Safety Act (S.C. 1993, c. 16)

Act current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2015-05-15. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,



company means a person

  • (a) who is engaged in the business of manufacturing vehicles or equipment in Canada,

  • (b) who is engaged in the business of selling to other persons, for the purpose of resale by those persons, vehicles or equipment obtained directly from a person described in paragraph (a) or the agent of such a person, or

  • (c) who imports a vehicle or article of equipment into Canada for the purpose of sale; (entreprise)



equipment means any equipment set out in Schedule I that is designed for use in or on a vehicle; (équipement)



inspector means a person designated as an automotive inspector pursuant to section 14; (inspecteur)


fabrication ou construction

manufacture, in relation to a vehicle, includes any process of assembling or altering the vehicle prior to its sale to the first retail purchaser; (fabrication ou construction)



Minister means the Minister of Transport; (ministre)

national safety mark

marque nationale de sécurité

national safety mark means the expression “Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard” or “Norme de sécurité des véhicules automobiles du Canada”, the abbreviation “CMVSS” or “NSVAC”, or the symbol set out in Schedule II; (marque nationale de sécurité)


Version anglaise seulement

prescribed means prescribed by regulations made under section 11; (Version anglaise seulement)



sell includes to offer for sale or lease, have in possession for sale or lease or deliver for sale or lease; (vente)



standard means a standard that governs the design, construction, functioning or marking of vehicles or equipment for the purpose of reducing the risk of death, injury or property damage from vehicle use; (norme)



vehicle means any vehicle that is capable of being driven or drawn on roads by any means other than muscular power exclusively, but does not include any vehicle designed to run exclusively on rails. (véhicule)

  • 1993, c. 16, s. 2;
  • 1999, c. 33, s. 350.
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