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.

 
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