Airport Traffic Regulations (C.R.C., c. 886)

Regulations are current to 2016-06-06 and last amended on 2009-06-04. Previous Versions

Compliance with Provincial and Municipal Laws

  •  (1) No person shall operate a motor vehicle on an airport otherwise than in accordance with the laws of the province and the municipality in which the airport is situated.

  • (2) In this Part, the expression “laws of the province and the municipality” does not include laws that are inconsistent with or repugnant to any of the provisions of the Government Property Traffic Act or these Regulations.

Traffic Signs and Devices

  •  (1) The Minister may mark or erect or cause to be marked or erected on any airport traffic signs or devices

    • (a) prescribing the rate of speed;

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

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

    • (d) prohibiting or regulating the use of any road or place by any motor vehicle or class of motor vehicles, or by persons or animals;

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

    • (f) stopping motor vehicles;

    • (g) regulating pedestrian traffic; and

    • (h) directing or controlling in any other manner traffic on the airport.

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

  • SOR/92-120, s. 3(F).

 Any traffic sign or device on any airport bearing the words “Department of Transport”, “Ministère des Transports”, or an abbreviation thereof, or purporting to have been erected by or under the authority of the Minister, shall be deemed prima facie to have been erected pursuant to this Part.

 The driver of a motor vehicle on an airport shall obey the instruction of any traffic sign or device applicable to that driver or motor vehicle.

Traffic Direction and Control

 No person shall, on an airport, drive

  • (a) a motor vehicle other than an over-snow vehicle, except on a road; or

  • (b) an over-snow vehicle except with the permission of the airport manager.

  •  (1) The driver of a motor vehicle on an airport shall comply with any traffic directions given to him by a constable.

  • (2) A constable may, for the purpose of ensuring the orderly movement of all traffic on an airport, direct or control such traffic.

 Every person on an airport shall produce to a constable upon demand

  • (a) any permit issued to him under this Part;

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

  • (c) any certificate of registration referred to in subsection 5(2).

 Every driver of a motor vehicle who is directly or indirectly involved in an accident on an airport shall

  • (a) report the accident forthwith as required by the laws of the province in which the accident occurred; and

  • (b) if any property of Her Majesty is damaged by the accident, report the accident forthwith to a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the airport manager.

 No person shall operate or park a motor vehicle

  • (a) on an apron unless he has the permission of the airport manager; or

  • (b) in any area designated by a sign as a restricted area unless he is in possession of valid identification.

 Where an apron traffic control unit, as defined in Part IV, has been established at an airport, the operator of a motor vehicle on the apron shall acknowledge and obey any instruction received from the unit.

Parking

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

 No person shall, without the permission of the Minister, park a motor vehicle on any portion of an airport that is grassed or that is not intended for the use of motor vehicles.

 No person shall park a motor vehicle in a place designated by a sign as a loading area.

 No driver of a commercial passenger vehicle shall load or unload passengers at an airport except in an area designated by a sign as an area in which passenger loading or unloading is permitted.

 Where an area is designated by a sign as an area in which parking is reserved for persons who hold a parking permit or special parking permit, as the case may be, no person shall park a motor vehicle in that area unless the person

  • (a) holds a parking permit or special parking permit that authorizes the person to park in that area;

  • (b) where an identifying label or ticket has been issued with the parking permit or special parking permit, affixes the label to the lower corner of the driver’s side of the windshield of the motor vehicle, or displays the ticket on the driver’s side of the dashboard of the motor vehicle in such a manner that it is clearly visible; and

  • (c) parks the motor vehicle in accordance with the terms of the parking permit or special parking permit.

  • SOR/92-120, s. 4.

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

 Where an area is designated by a sign as an area in which parking is prohibited during certain hours, no person shall park a motor vehicle in that area during the hours when parking is prohibited.

 Where a parking area is designated by a sign or surface markings as an area in which parking is permitted only in parking spaces, no person shall park a motor vehicle in a parking space in the parking area unless the person pays for the use of the parking space in accordance with the system of parking control in effect in that part of the parking area in which the motor vehicle is to be parked.

  • SOR/92-120, s. 5.

 No person who has parked a motor vehicle in a parking space that is governed by a pay-in-advance parking control system shall allow the motor vehicle to remain parked in that parking space for a period of time greater than the period of time for which a fee has been paid in respect of that parking space.

  • SOR/92-120, s. 5.
  •  (1) Where an area is designated by a sign as an area in which parking is reserved for handicapped persons, no person shall park a motor vehicle in that area unless the motor vehicle is identified by a sign as a motor vehicle used for the transport of a handicapped person.

  • (2) Where an area is designated by a sign as an area in which parking is reserved for certain persons or a particular class of persons, other than handicapped persons, no person shall park a motor vehicle in that area unless the person is one of those persons.

  • SOR/92-120, s. 5.

 No person shall park a motor vehicle at an airport in such a manner as to obstruct traffic.

  • SOR/92-120, s. 5.

 Subject to section 28, where a parking area is designated by a sign or surface markings as an area in which parking is permitted only in delineated parking spaces, no person shall park a motor vehicle in that area unless the motor vehicle is parked wholly within a delineated parking space.

  • SOR/92-120, s. 5.

 Where a person parks a motor vehicle that is longer or wider than one delineated parking space so that it wholly or partially occupies more than one delineated parking space, the person shall pay the fee that is required in respect of each parking space wholly or partially occupied by the motor vehicle.

  • SOR/92-120, s. 5.
  •  (1) Where a parking area contains delineated parking spaces for normal sized vehicles and an area designated by a sign for the parking of oversized vehicles, any person who parks a motor vehicle that is longer or wider than a delineated parking space shall park it in the designated area.

  • (2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be considered to have parked a motor vehicle in such a manner as to obstruct traffic.

  • SOR/92-120, s. 5;
  • SOR/95-536, s. 6(F);
  • SOR/2002-356, s. 1.

 [Repealed, SOR/95-536, s. 6]

  •  (1) The Minister may issue or authorize the issue of permits and labels for the purposes of this Part.

  • (2) The Minister or a person authorized by him may at any time revoke a permit issued under this Part.

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

 
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