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Bill C-512

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3rd Session, 40th Parliament,
59 Elizabeth II, 2010
house of commons of canada
BILL C-512
An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (side guards)
Whereas, in order to increase road safety, it is necessary to require side guards on all vehicles in higher weight categories in order to prevent unprotected road users, that is, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, from being pulled under the wheels of these vehicles;
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1993, c. 16
1. Subsection 5(1) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act is amended by striking out “and” at the end of paragraph (g), by adding “and” at the end of paragraph (h) and by adding the following after paragraph (h):
(i) in the case of a vehicle in a higher weight category, it is equipped with side guards in accordance with the regulations.
2. Schedule 1 to the Act is amended by adding the following in numerical order:
3. Side guards
Making of regulations
3. The Governor in Council shall, within six months after the coming into force of this section, make regulations for the purposes of paragraph 5(1)(i).
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