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SENT DATE: April 28, 2009
SUBJECT: Ministerial Order concerning access to public roads of vehicles fitted with a driving position to the right
Please note that by virtue of a ministerial order, the Minister of Transportation will prohibit access to public roads for road vehicles with a driver's cab on the right, because they pose a risk to users of the road on our roads. The ban comes into force on 29 April 2009, for a period of 180 days.
Vehicles with a driver's cab on the right, covered by the ban are imported vehicles whose year of manufacture is 15 years or more. As these vehicles are subjected to mechanical inspection at the first registration application, the mechanical inspection agents who intercept from 29 April. Indeed, they agree to perform a mechanical inspection if the vehicle is allowed to access public roads (see, are granted access to public roads below), if any mechanical inspection will be made.
Since under the procedures, you must require a certificate of mechanical inspection line when the first registration allowing traffic on public roads and that the mechanical inspection agent will refuse to carry out the investigation for these vehicles no registration to access will not be issued (certificate of temporary registration plate or allowing traffic on public roads). The only registration will be permitted without use (Sutil) as laid down in procedures and to use "off road".
We remind you that the generality 2.07.020.E (appendix) provides a certificate of mechanical inspection line should be required to issue a temporary registration certificate for a vehicle from outside Quebec.
Are granted access to public roads:
vehicles registered in Québec before 29 April 2009, ie with a plate allowing traffic on public roads or those already registered in the system (or plate Sutil V);
vehicles registered outside of Quebec;
vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1971;
trucks, snow blowers and vehicles transporting equipment as defined in Regulation on the registration of road vehicles;
vehicles known to make repeated stops along a path through a work for a public service;
road vehicles belonging to a driving school or an institution which is licensed to teach driving of heavy trucks, issued under Article 10 of the Act respecting private education.
Traders will be informed by letter that as of 29 April 2009, they can not issue a temporary certificate or affix a removable plate on a vehicle with a driving position to the right unless it is registered to the system before April 29 2009.
The Ministerial Decree specifies that all interested parties may send comments to the Société de l'assurance automobile du Quebec, 333, boulevard Jean-Lesage, C-4-21, CP 19600, Québec (Québec) G1K 8J6 within 90 days its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec. The Company will continue its work on this issue during the period of 180 days. Upon expiry of this deadline, it will submit a recommendation to the Minister regarding the advisability of making the ban permanent.
More information as it becomes available on IVOAC http://www.ivoac.ca or http://www.15years.ca