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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations

Version of section 76 from 2021-06-12 to 2022-08-08:

  •  (1) The requirements of these Regulations in respect of driving time, on-duty time and off-duty time do not apply to a driver who, in an emergency, requires more driving time to reach a destination that provides safety for the occupants of the commercial vehicle and for other users of the road or the security of the commercial vehicle and its load.

  • (2) A driver who encounters adverse driving conditions while driving the vehicle during a trip south of latitude 60°N may extend the permitted 13 hours of driving time specified in sections 12 and 13 and reduce the 2 hours of daily off-duty time required by subsection 14(3) by the amount of time needed to complete the trip if

    • (a) the driving, on-duty and elapsed time in the cycle the driver followed is not extended more than 2 hours;

    • (b) the driver still takes the required 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time; and

    • (c) the trip could have been completed under normal driving conditions without the reduction.

  • (3) A driver who encounters adverse driving conditions while driving the vehicle during a trip north of latitude 60°N may extend the permitted 15 hours of driving time specified in section 39 by the amount of time needed to complete the trip if

    • (a) the extension of the driving time is no more than 2 hours;

    • (b) the driver still takes the required 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time; and

    • (c) the trip could have been completed under normal driving conditions without the extension.

  • (4) A driver who extends their driving, on-duty or elapsed time because of an emergency or adverse driving conditions shall record the reason for doing so in the record of duty status.

  • SOR/2019-165, s. 23
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