Government Property Traffic Regulations (C.R.C., c. 887)

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Government Property Traffic Regulations

C.R.C., c. 887

GOVERNMENT PROPERTY TRAFFIC ACT

Regulations Respecting Government Property Traffic

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Government Property Traffic Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Commissioner

Commissioner means the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; (commissaire)

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge means the bridge and other real property situate, lying and being upon the lands and lands covered by water described in Schedule B, as amended from time to time, to a lease document registered on October 5, 1993 as document 3562 in the Prince County Registry Office in the province of Prince Edward Island. (pont de la Confédération)

constable

constable means

  • (a) a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,

  • (b) a member of a provincial or municipal police force, and

  • (c) any person authorized to enforce the Regulations by a Minister or the Minister’s Deputy, Assistant Deputy or Acting Deputy, or by the Commissioner or any officer referred to in subsection 6(1) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act; (agent de sûreté)

department

department means

driver

driver means a person who is driving or is in actual physical control of a vehicle; (conducteur)

government property

government property means property owned or occupied by Her Majesty in right of Canada; (terrain du gouvernement)

highway

highway includes any highway, road, street, avenue, parkway, driveway, square, place, bridge, viaduct or trestle designed and intended for, or used for the passage of vehicles; (route)

Minister

Minister means

  • (a) with respect to a department mentioned in Schedule A to the Financial Administration Act, the Minister presiding over the department,

  • (b) with respect to a Crown corporation, the president or other chief executive officer thereof, and

  • (c) with respect to any other division or branch of the public service of Canada, the person who under the Financial Administration Act is the appropriate Minister; (ministre)

park

park means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers or goods; (mettre en stationnement)

South Klondike Highway

South Klondike Highway means that portion of the Klondike Highway that is situated in the Province of British Columbia between 60° North Latitude 134°40’ West Longitude on the British Columbia and Yukon boundary and 59°39’ North Latitude 135°9’ West Longitude on the British Columbia and Alaska boundary; (route Klondike sud)

vehicle

vehicle means a device in, upon, or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except a device used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. (véhicule)

  • SOR/88-93, s. 1;
  • SOR/89-341, s. 1;
  • SOR/90-860, s. 1;
  • SOR/95-174, s. 1;
  • SOR/97-277, s. 1.

Application

 These Regulations apply to government property and the highways thereon except

  • SOR/84-238, s. 1;
  • SOR/89-341, s. 2;
  • SOR/2006-102, s. 33.

 These Regulations do not apply to a member of the Canadian Forces when operating with due authority a vehicle owned by Her Majesty in right of Canada.

Registration and Permits

  •  (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), no person shall operate a vehicle on a highway unless

    • (a) he holds all licences and permits that he is, by the laws of the province and the municipality in which the highway is situated, required to hold in order to operate the vehicle in that province and municipality; and

    • (b) the vehicle is registered and equipped as required by the laws of the province and the municipality in which the highway is situated.

  • (2) No person shall operate a vehicle on the South Klondike Highway unless

    • (a) the person holds all licences and permits that he is, by the laws of the Yukon Territory, required to hold in order to operate the vehicle in the Yukon Territory; and

    • (b) the vehicle is registered and equipped as required by the laws of the Yukon Territory.

  • (3) No person shall operate a vehicle on the Confederation Bridge unless

    • (a) the person holds all licences and permits that the person is, by the laws of the province of Prince Edward Island, required to hold in order to operate the vehicle in the province of Prince Edward Island; and

    • (b) the vehicle is registered and equipped as required by the laws of the province of Prince Edward Island.

  • SOR/88-93, s. 2;
  • SOR/97-277, s. 2.

Compliance with Provincial and Municipal Laws

  •  (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), no person shall operate a vehicle on a highway otherwise than in accordance with the laws of the province and the municipality in which the highway is situated.

  • (2) No person shall operate a vehicle on the South Klondike Highway otherwise than in accordance with the laws of the Yukon Territory.

  • (3) No person shall operate a vehicle on the Confederation Bridge otherwise than in accordance with the laws of the province of Prince Edward Island.

  • (4) For the purposes of subsection (1), in the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of the Government Property Traffic Act and these Regulations and the provisions of the laws of the province and the municipality in which the highway is situated, the provisions of the Government Property Traffic Act and these Regulations prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • (5) For the purposes of subsection (2), in the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of the Government Property Traffic Act and these Regulations and the provisions of the laws of the Yukon Territory, the provisions of the Government Property Traffic Act and these Regulations prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • (6) For the purposes of subsection (3), in the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of the Government Property Traffic Act and these Regulations and the provisions of the laws of the province of Prince Edward Island, the provisions of the Government Property Traffic Act and these Regulations prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • SOR/88-93, s. 3;
  • SOR/97-277, s. 3.

Traffic Signs and Devices

  •  (1) The Minister of Public Works, the Minister of any department having the control or management of any government property, or the Commissioner may mark or erect or cause to be marked or erected on any government property, traffic signs or devices

    • (a) prescribing rate of speed;

    • (b) regulating or prohibiting parking and designating parking areas;

    • (c) prescribing load limits for any vehicle or class of vehicles;

    • (d) prohibiting or regulating the use of any highway by any vehicle or class of vehicles;

    • (e) designating any highway as a one-way highway;

    • (f) for stopping vehicles;

    • (g) for regulating pedestrian traffic; and

    • (h) for directing or controlling in any other manner traffic on government property.

  • (2) Except as authorized by subsection (1), no person shall mark or erect any traffic sign or device on government property.

  • (3) No person, other than the Minister of Public Works, the Minister of any department having the control or management of government property or the Commissioner, shall, without the authority of such Minister or the Commissioner, remove or deface any traffic sign or device on such property.

 Any traffic sign or device on government property bearing the words “Government of Canada” or an abbreviation thereof, or purporting to have been erected by or under the authority of the Minister of Public Works, any other Minister or the Commissioner, shall prima facie be deemed to have been erected pursuant to these Regulations.

 The driver of a vehicle on a highway shall obey the instructions of any traffic sign or device applicable to that driver, vehicle or highway.

 Any traffic sign or device on government property marked or erected prior to September 17, 1952 under An Act to Provide for the Regulation of Vehicular Traffic on Dominion Property or the regulations made thereunder or under other lawful authority shall be deemed to have been marked or erected pursuant to these Regulations.

Traffic Direction and Control

 The driver of a vehicle on a highway shall comply with any traffic directions given to him by a constable.

 Every person on government property shall produce to a constable upon demand

  • (a) any permit issued to him under these Regulations;

  • (b) any licence or permit he holds authorizing him to drive a vehicle; and

  • (c) any certificate of registration of a vehicle held by him.

  •  (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (2.1), every driver of a vehicle who is directly or indirectly involved in an accident on government property shall forthwith report the accident as required by the laws of the province in which the accident occurred.

  • (2) Every driver of a vehicle who is directly or indirectly involved in an accident on the South Klondike Highway shall forthwith report the accident as required by the laws of the Yukon Territory.

  • (2.1) Every driver of a vehicle who is directly or indirectly involved in an accident on the Confederation Bridge shall forthwith report the accident as required by the laws of the province of Prince Edward Island.

  • (3) Where the driver of a vehicle is involved in an accident referred to in any of subsections (1) to (2.1) and any property of Her Majesty is damaged by the accident, the driver shall forthwith report the accident to a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or to the person in charge, control or occupation of the property so damaged.

  • SOR/88-93, s. 4;
  • SOR/97-277, s. 4.

Parking

 No person shall park a vehicle in any area designated by a sign as an area in which parking is prohibited.

 Where an area is by sign designated as an area where parking is reserved for persons holding permits or is designated as an area where parking is prohibited except under a permit, no person shall park a vehicle in the area unless there is attached to and exposed on that vehicle a label furnished with the permit and displayed in accordance with the terms of the permit authorizing that vehicle to be parked in that area.

 Where an area is by sign designated as an area where parking is permitted for a period of time, no person shall park a vehicle in the area for any greater period of time than that indicated on the sign.

  •  (1) Where an area is by sign designated as an area where parking is reserved for a class of persons, other than disabled persons, no person shall park a vehicle in the area unless the person is a member of that class.

  • (2) Where an area is by sign designated as an area where parking is reserved for disabled persons, no person shall park a vehicle in the area unless there is displayed on the vehicle a valid parking permit for disabled persons issued by a provincial or municipal authority.

  • SOR/96-398, s. 1.
  •  (1) A Minister, or a person authorized by a Minister, may issue permits and furnish labels, for the purposes of section 15, in respect of lands under the Minister’s administration.

  • (2) The Minister or person who issues a permit under subsection (1) may revoke that permit.

  • (3) Unless sooner revoked, a permit issued under these Regulations is valid for the period stated thereon, and a label furnished with the permit is valid only during the period that the permit is valid.

  • SOR/94-517, s. 1.

 A constable who finds a vehicle parked in contravention of these Regulations may, in addition or as an alternative to any other action that may be taken under these Regulations, remove the vehicle and, if the constable deems it necessary to protect the vehicle or the interests of the owner, store the vehicle in a suitable place.

  • SOR/94-517, s. 2;
  • SOR/95-174, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/2011-43, s. 1.

Speed

 No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a rate of speed in excess of the speed limit indicated for the highway by a sign.

Penalties

 Every person who contravenes any provision of these Regulations, or operates a vehicle on a highway in contravention of a provision of any applicable provincial or municipal law referred to in section 5 or 6, is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $500 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both.

  • SOR/90-860, s. 2;
  • SOR/94-517, s. 3;
  • SOR/97-277, s. 5.
  •  (1) Notwithstanding section 21, any person who is alleged to have contravened a provision of these Regulations governing the parking of a vehicle may, at any time within 15 days, excluding holidays, after the day on which the contravention is alleged to have occurred, register a plea of guilty to the alleged offence by paying into court, either personally or by mail, the amount of

    • (a) $25 in the case of a contravention of section 14, 15 or 16 or subsection 17(1); and

    • (b) $50 in the case of a contravention of subsection 17(2).

  • (2) Any amount paid pursuant to subsection (1) shall be paid into the court designated by the Minister for such payment.

  • (3) Where a payment referred to in subsection (1) is sent to the court by mail, the payment into court shall be deemed to have been made on the day on which the payment was mailed.

  • (4) For the purposes of these Regulations, where, pursuant to subsection (1), a payment into court is made by or on behalf of any person who is alleged to have violated these Regulations, such payment shall be deemed to be in full satisfaction of any penalty that may be imposed upon the summary conviction of that person for that alleged violation.

  • SOR/80-619, s. 1;
  • SOR/90-860, s. 3;
  • SOR/96-398, s. 2.

 Nothing in these Regulations shall be construed to authorize a member of a provincial or municipal police force to enter any defence establishment except in the manner set out in the Defence Controlled Access Area Regulations.

  • SOR/94-517, s. 4.
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