Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations (SOR/2013-198)

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Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations

SOR/2013-198

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY ACT

Registration 2013-11-08

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.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Loi

    Act means the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. (Loi)

    bead

    talon

    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

    NSVAC

    CMVSS means Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. (NSVAC)

    FI tire

    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

    charge nominale

    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

    pli

    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

    jante

    rim means a support for a tire or a tire-and-tube assembly on which the beads are seated. (jante)

    sidewall

    flanc

    sidewall means the portion of a tire that is between the tread and the bead. (flanc)

    ST tire

    pneu à usage spécial

    ST tire means a tire designed for use only on trailers drawn on a road. (pneu à usage spécial)

    tread

    bande de roulement

    tread means the portion of a tire that comes into contact with the road. (bande de roulement)

    TSD 109

    DNT 109

    TSD 109 means Technical Standards Document No. 109, New Tires and Certain Specialty Tires, as amended from time to time. (DNT 109)

    TSD 119

    DNT 119

    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

    DNT 139

    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

    (2) In these Regulations, GVWR, light-truck tire, motorcycle, passenger car, rim diameter and trailer have the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations.

  • 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

 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
  •  (1) The following tires 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 109 and section 6:

    • (a) radial ply tires designed for use on a passenger car manufactured before January 1, 1975;

    • (b) bias ply tires; and

    • (c) T-type temporary-use spare tires.

  • 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
  • SOR/2014-307, s. 34.
 
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