Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations
P.C. 2013-1151 2013-11-07
Whereas, pursuant to subsection 11(3) of the Motor Vehicle Safety ActFootnote a, a copy of the proposed Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations, substantially in the form set out in the annexed Regulations, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on February 11, 2012 and a reasonable opportunity was afforded to interested persons to make representations to the Minister of Transport with respect to the proposed Regulations;
Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to subsection 3(2), sections 4 and 5Footnote b, subsection 7(1), section 10 and subsection 11(1) of the Motor Vehicle Safety ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations.
Act means the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. (Loi)
bead means the portion of a tire that is made of steel wires wrapped or reinforced by plies and that is shaped to fit the rim. (talon)
bias ply tire
pneu à carcasse diagonale
bias ply tire means a tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at alternate angles that are substantially less than 90° to the centreline of the tread. (pneu à carcasse diagonale)
CMVSS means Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. (NSVAC)
pneu pour instruments aratoires
FI tire means a tire designed for use only on farm implements that are occasionally driven or drawn on a road. (pneu pour instruments aratoires)
load rating means the maximum load a tire is rated to carry at a given inflation pressure. (charge nominale)
maximum load rating
limite de charge nominale
maximum load rating means the load rating of a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that tire. (limite de charge nominale)
maximum permissible inflation pressure
pression maximale permise de gonflage
maximum permissible inflation pressure means the maximum cold inflation pressure to which a tire may be inflated. (pression maximale permise de gonflage)
ply means a layer of rubber-coated parallel cords. (pli)
radial ply tire
pneu à carcasse radiale
radial ply tire means a tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at substantially 90° to the centreline of the tread. (pneu à carcasse radiale)
rim means a support for a tire or a tire-and-tube assembly on which the beads are seated. (jante)
sidewall means the portion of a tire that is between the tread and the bead. (flanc)
pneu à usage spécial
ST tire means a tire designed for use only on trailers drawn on a road. (pneu à usage spécial)
bande de roulement
tread means the portion of a tire that comes into contact with the road. (bande de roulement)
TSD 109 means Technical Standards Document No. 109, New Tires and Certain Specialty Tires, as amended from time to time. (DNT 109)
TSD 119 means Technical Standards Document No. 119, New Tires for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of More Than 4 536 kg and Motorcycles, as amended from time to time. (DNT 119)
TSD 139 means Technical Standards Document No. 139, New Radial Ply Tires for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of 4 536 kg or Less, as amended from time to time. (DNT 139)
T-type temporary-use spare tire
pneu de secours de type T à usage temporaire
T-type temporary-use spare tire means a temporary-use spare tire that is designed for use at inflation pressures that are higher than those established for standard and reinforced tires. (pneu de secours de type T à usage temporaire)
Marginal note:Terms defined in the MVSR
Marginal note:Terms defined in TSD 109, 119 or 139
(3) For the purposes of these Regulations, words and expressions used in TSD 109, TSD 119 or TSD 139 and not defined in that technical standards document but defined in either of those other technical standards documents have the same meaning as in that other technical standards document.
- SOR/2014-307, s. 32.
Marginal note:System of measurement
2 If, in the application to a tire of a portion of a section of these Regulations or a portion of a provision of a technical standards document, either the metric or the imperial system of measurement is used, the same system of measurement must be used in the application to the tire of any other portion of the section or provision.
Prescribed Classes of Equipment and Prescribed Standards
CMVSS 109 — New Tires and Certain Specialty Tires
Marginal note:TSD 109
Marginal note:Maximum permissible inflation pressure
(2) The maximum permissible inflation pressure referred to in S4.3(b) of TSD 109 must be expressed in kilopascals, and may in addition, at the manufacturer’s option, be expressed in pounds per square inch.
Marginal note:Maximum load rating
(3) The maximum load rating referred to in S4.3(c) of TSD 109 must be expressed in kilograms, and may in addition, at the manufacturer’s option, be expressed in pounds.
(4) [Repealed, SOR/2014-307, s. 33]
- SOR/2014-307, s. 33.
CMVSS 119 — New Tires for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of More Than 4 536 kg and Motorcycles
Marginal note:TSD 119
4 (1) The following tires, other than tires of the class prescribed by subsection 3(1), are prescribed as a class of equipment for the purposes of subsection 3(2) and sections 4 and 5 of the Act, and must conform to the requirements of TSD 119 and section 6:
(a) tires designed for use on a motor vehicle with a GVWR of more than 4 536 kg;
(b) tires designed for use on a motorcycle;
(c) light-truck tires with a tread depth of 1.43 cm or greater that are designed for use on a motor vehicle with a GVWR of 4 536 kg or less;
(d) ST tires;
(e) FI tires; and
(f) tires with a rim diameter code of 12 or lower.
Marginal note:Table III to TSD 119
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), Table III to TSD 119 is replaced by Table III to this subsection.
Description Load range Test wheel speed Test load: Percent of maximum load rating Total test revolutions (thousands) km/h r/m I — 7 hours II — 16 hours III — 24 hours Speed restricted service: 90 km/h (55 mph) All 40 125 66 84 101 352.5 80 km/h (50 mph) C, D 48 150 75 97 114 423.0 80 km/h (50 mph) E, F, G, H, J, L 32 100 66 84 101 282.0 56 km/h (35 mph) All 24 75 66 84 101 211.5 Motorcycle All 80 250 100Footnote for Table III — Endurance Test Schedule 1 108Footnote for Table III — Endurance Test Schedule 2 117 510.0Footnote for Table III — Endurance Test Schedule 1,Footnote for Table III — Endurance Test Schedule 2 All Other A, B, C, D 80 250 75Footnote for Table III — Endurance Test Schedule 1 97Footnote for Table III — Endurance Test Schedule 2 114 …………. E 64 200 70 88 106 564.0 F 64 200 66 84 101 564.0 G 56 175 66 84 101 493.5 H, J, L, N 48 150 66 84 101 423.0
(3) [Repealed, SOR/2014-307, s. 34]
- SOR/2014-307, s. 34.
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