B.C. Reg. 26/58
O.C. 1004/58

Motor Vehicle Act

Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 239/2013, January 30, 2014]

Point in Time

Contents
 Division 1 — Interpretation
 1 Interpretation
 1.01 Prescribed date for motor vehicle related offence
 Division 2 — Application
 2.01 Application in case of conflict
 2.011 Application
 2.02 Removal in case of collision or breakdown
 2.03 Determination of maximum vehicle width
 Division 3 — Display and Use of Number Plates
 3.01 Prohibition
 3.011 Attachment of number plates
 3.012 Attachment of validation decal
 3.02 Number plates in horizontal position
 3.03 Plates to be unobstructed
 3.04 Transfer fee
 3.05 Removal of number plates on transfer
 3.06 Transfer by operation of law
 3.07 Where owner cannot be located
 3.08 Substitute vehicle
 3.09 Disposal of number plates
 3.10 Remission of fees
 3.11 Fee adjustment on transfer
 3.12 Number plates transferable only within class
 3.121 Prohibition — vehicles regulated under Division 24
 3.13 Classes of vehicles
 Division 4 — Lamps
 4.01 Hours prescribed for lighted lamps
 4.02 General lighting requirements
 4.03 Mounting of lamps and reflectors
 4.04 General maintenance
 4.05 Headlamps
 4.06 Multiple beam headlamps
 4.07 Single beam headlamps
 4.08 Daytime running lamps
 4.09 Auxiliary driving lamps
 4.10 Parking lamps
 4.11 Fog lamps
 4.12 Side-marker lamps
 4.13 Turn signal devices
 4.14 Cowl and fender lamps
 4.15 Tail lamps
 4.16 Licence plate lamp
 4.17 Stop lamps
 4.18 Backup lamps
 4.19 Docking lamps
 4.20 Lamps or flags on front and rear projections
 4.21 Reflective devices
 4.22 Clearance lamps
 4.23 Identification lamps
 4.24 Spotlamps
 4.25 Off-road lamps
 4.26 Sequential lamps
 4.27 Lighted signs and air deflectors
 4.28 Flashing lamps
 4.29 Implements of husbandry
 4.30 Slow-moving vehicles
Schedule
 Division 5 — Brakes
 5.01 Brakes required
 5.011 Repealed
 5.02 Stopping distances
 5.03 Emergency or parking brakes
 5.04 Vehicles exempted, brakes
 5.05 Driver or operator to permit vehicle brake inspection on request
 5.06 Brake tubing and hose adequacy
 5.07 Brake connection adequacy
 5.08 Brake lining
 5.09 Brake fluid
 Division 6 — Brake Regulations Respecting Buses, Trucks,

Truck Tractors and Commercial Trailers
 6.01 Special interpretation
 6.02 Braking requirement
 6.03 Two means of brake application required
 6.04 Independent means of applying brakes
 6.05 Parking brakes
 6.06 Brakes required on all wheels
 6.07 Breakaway and emergency braking
 6.08 Bus brakes
 6.09 Reduction of brake effort on front wheel permitted
 6.10 Single valve to operate all brakes
 6.11 Reservoirs required
 6.12 Warning devices
 6.13 Air brake system performance
 6.14 Air brakes
 6.15 Conflict between regulations
Schedule 6
 Division 7 — Other Equipment
 7.01 Equipment required
 7.02 Horn
 7.03 Muffler
 7.04 Mirrors
 7.05 Windshields and windows
 7.06 Mudguards
 7.07 Trailer connections and towed vehicles
 7.08 Inspection of motor vehicles
 7.09 Standards of safety and repair
Schedule
 7.091 Clearance height
 7.10-7.12 Repealed
 7.13 Safety belts
 7.14 Motorcycle handlebars
 7.15 Repealed
 7.16 Sale of pneumatic tires
 7.161 Defects in pneumatic tires
 7.162 Winter tires
 7.17 Warning devices
 7.18 Repealed
 Division 7.1 — Offences Against Minister's Standards
 7.19 Offence
 Division 7A — Noise from Motor Vehicles
 7A.01 Prohibition
 Division 7B — Slow Moving Vehicles and Equipment
 7B.01 Definition
 7B.02 Prohibition — driving
 7B.03 Warning device
 7B.04 Prohibition — display
 7B.05 Spent
 Division 7D — Manual Suspension Control Prohibition
 7D.01 Prohibition
 Division 8 — Equipment Kept for Sale
 8.01 Motor vehicles
 8.02 Trailers
 8.03 Lamp bulbs
 8.04 Turn signals
 Division 9 — Record of Repairs
 9.01 Record of repairs
 Division 10 — Commercial Passenger Vehicles
 10.01 Interpretation
 10.02 Application
 10.03 Standees in passenger vehicles
 10.04 Passengers in business vehicles
 10.041 Carriage of livestock or poultry
 10.05 Sanitation
 10.051 Application of federal construction standards
 10.06 Vehicle construction
 10.07 Seating
 10.08 Aisle
 10.09 Entrance
 10.10 Emergency door
 10.11 Emergency windows
 10.12 Baggage and express
 10.13 Ventilation and exhaust
 10.14 Heater
 10.15 Tool storage
 10.16 Fuel tank
 10.17 Rearview mirrors
 10.18 Instruments
 10.19 Retreaded tires
 10.20 Interior lamp
 10.21 Towing by passenger vehicle
 10.22 Spare and emergency equipment
 10.23 Offences
 10.24 Spent
 10.25 Refuelling with passengers on board
 Division 11 — School Buses
 11.01 Interpretation
 11.02 Prohibitions
 11.03 School bus permit
 11.04 Cancellation or suspension of school bus permits
 11.05 School bus required
 11.06 Passenger list required
 11.07 Defective school bus not to be operated
 11.08 Substitute vehicle
 11.09 Pretrip inspection
 11.10 Cleaning floors
 11.11 Loading fuel
 11.12 Boarding school bus
 11.13 Seating capacity
 11.14 School bus signs
 11.15 National safety mark
 11.16 Mechanical standards
 11.17 Removal of "school bus" insignia on disposition of bus
 11.18 Weight restrictions
 11.19 Taxi cab
 11.20 Offence
 Division 12
 12.01–12.06 Repealed
 Division 13
 13.01 Repealed
 Division 14 — Temporary Operation Permits
 14.01 Temporary operation permit
 14.011–14.012 Repealed
 14.02 Fees, without load
 14.03 Fees, with load
 14.04 Temporary operation permit for inspection
 14.05 Repealed
 Division 14A
 14A.01 Repealed
 Division 15
 15.01 Repealed
 Division 16
 16.01 Repealed
 Division 17
 17.01 Repealed
 Division 18 — Enforcement of Rules of the Road
 18.01 Parking prohibited at yellow curb
 Division 19 — Miscellaneous
 19.01 Interpretation
 19.02 Provisions of Commercial Transport Regulations adopted
 19.03 Prohibition
 19.04 Provisions of Commercial Transport Regulations adopted
 19.05 Weight scales
 19.06 Permits
 19.07 Schedule 1 highways restrictions
Schedule 1 — Highways
 19.08 Schedule 2 highways restrictions
Schedule 2 — Highways
 19.09 Towing dolly restriction
 19.10 Towing dolly restriction
 19.11 Overload prohibition
 19.12 Prohibition
 19.13 Extraprovincial society
 19.14 Prescribed entity
 19.15 Transit bus — yield sign
 19.16 Use of flashing yield
Schedule 3 — Yield Sign
 Division 20 — Motor Vehicle Dealers
 Division 21 — Short Term Licences
 21.01 Repealed
 21.02 Short term licences
 Division 22 — Antique Motor Vehicles
 22.01 Interpretation
 22.02 Application for registration and licence
 22.03 Licence and number plates
 22.04 Restrictions
 Division 22A — Collector Motor Vehicles
 22A.01 Interpretation
 22A.02 Licences established
 22A.03 Applications
 22A.04 Use of licence and number plates for multiple vehicles
 Division 23 — Traffic Control Devices
 23.01 Special interpretation
 23.02 Schedule 1 signs authorized
 23.03 Schedule 2 signs authorized
 23.04 Repealed
 23.05 Traffic sign meanings
 23.06 Non-schedule signs
 23.07 Sign dimensions
 23.08 Substitution
 23.09 Traffic signals
 23.10 Electrically operated control signal
 23.11 Protected/permissive left turn signal
 23.12 Traffic sign changes
Schedule 1
Schedule 2
Schedule 3
Schedule 4
Schedule 5
 Division 24 — Vehicles of Unusual Size,

Weight or Operating Characteristics
 Division 25 — Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance
Part 1 — Inspection
 25.01 Interpretation and application
 25.02 Identification card
 25.03 Identification plate
 25.04 Use of identification cards and identification plates
 25.05 Notification
 25.06 Expired identification cards and identification plates
 25.07 Limitation on driving without inspection certificate
 25.08 Notifications and orders
 25.09 Unauthorized inspection
 25.10 No registration without valid inspection report
 25.11 Change of contact information
 25.12 General duties of operators of facilities
 25.13 Inspections
 25.14 Inspection certificate
Part 2 — Maintenance and Records
 25.15 Interpretation
 25.16 Application
 25.17 Repealed
 25.18 Records
Part 3 — Salvaged, Modified and Reconstructed Vehicles
 25.19 Interpretation
 25.20 Application
 25.21 Limitation on operation
 25.22 Duties of authorized persons
Part 4 — Inspection of Motor Vehicles Imported into British Columbia
 25.23 Interpretation
 25.24 Application
 25.25 Limitation on registration
 25.26 Required documentation
 25.27 Duties of authorized persons
 25.28 Inspection report
 25.29 No registration without valid inspection report
Part 5 — General
 25.30 Powers of peace officer
 25.31 Offences
 25.32 Grounds for cancellation of authorization
Schedule 1
Schedule 2
 Division 26
 26.01–26.011 Repealed
 26.02–26.03 Repealed
 26.04 Repealed
 Division 27 — Driver Training
 27.01 Definitions
 27.02 Application
 27.03 Penalties
 27.04 Licensing
 27.05 Driver training school and instructor training facility security
 27.06 Standards and obligations of driver training schools
 27.07 Standards, qualifications and procedures for driver training instructor's licence applications
 27.08 Obligations of driver training instructor
 27.09 Driver training vehicles
 27.10 Other requirements
 27.11 Driver training course curriculum
 Division 28 — Point System
 28.01 Point penalties on driving record
 28.02 Transitional
Schedule
 Division 29 — Air Pollution Controls on Motor Vehicles
 29.01 Interpretation
 29.02 Application
 29.03 General
 29.04 Crankcase emissions
 29.05 Manufacturer to test vehicles
 29.06 Exhaust emissions
 29.07 Requirements for light or heavy vehicles
 29.08 Procedures for selecting, testing and inspecting — gasoline powered light duty vehicles
 29.09 Number of tests required
 29.10 Hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide content — light vehicle
 29.11 Selection of vehicles for durability testing
 29.12 Requirements for durability testing
 29.13 Procedures for selecting, testing and inspecting — gasoline powered heavy duty vehicles
 29.14 Hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide content — heavy vehicles
 29.15 Selection of vehicles for testing
 29.16 Length of test
 29.17 Composite value required
 29.18 Procedure for calculation of composite value
 29.19 Opacity
 29.20 Application to composite value
 29.21 Procedures for selecting, testing and inspecting — diesel powered heavy duty vehicles
 29.22 Opacity
 29.23 Number of tests required
 29.24 Length of test
 29.25 Composite value required
 29.26 Procedure for calculation of composite value
 29.27 Evaporative emissions
 29.28 Application to composite value
 29.29 Procedures for selecting, testing and inspecting — motor vehicles
 29.30 Test sequence
 29.31 Evaporative emissions
 29.32 Number of tests required
 29.33 Length of test
 29.34 Composite value required
 29.35 Procedure for calculation of composite value
 Division 30 — Drivers' Licences
 30.01 Definitions and Interpretation
 30.02 Prohibition on air brakes
 30.03 Exemptions
 30.04 Age of driver and expiry of learner's licence
 30.05 Minimum driving experience, skills and other qualifications
 30.06 Accompanying adult conditions and passenger restrictions for learner's licence
 30.07 Hours-of-day restrictions for Class 6L, 7L and 8L licences
 30.071 Accompanying adult conditions and passenger restrictions for Class 7 licence
 30.072 Restriction on use of electronic device while driving
 30.08 Speed and area restrictions for Class 6L and 8L licences
 30.09 Minimum waiting periods imposed on learner's licences
 30.10 New driver sign condition for Class 7L, 8L, 7 and 8 licences
 30.11 No-alcohol restriction for Class 7L, 8L, 7 and 8 licences
 30.12 Passenger and motor vehicle restrictions for Class 6 and 8 licences
 30.13 Offence
 Division 30A — Drivers' Licences — Foreign Representatives
 30A.01 Fee exemption
 30A.02 Driver's licence testing exemptions
 Division 30B — Drivers' Licences — Canadian Citizenship
 30B.01 Definitions
 30B.02 Additional requirements for driver's licence
 30B.03 Continuing requirements for driver's licence and cancellation
 Division 30C — Drivers' Licences — Exemption for

Non-Resident Temporary Workers
 30C.01 Seasonal agricultural workers
 Division 30D — Drivers' Licences — Beneficiary under the Medicare Protection Act
 30D.01 Prescribed categories
 30D.02 Additional requirements for driver's licence
 Division 30E — Drivers' Licences — Medical Condition Statement for Compliance with International Agreement
 30E.01 Definition
 30E.02 Prescribed international agreement
 30E.03 Statement indicating certain medical conditions
 Division 31 — Trailers and Mobile Homes
 31.01 CSA standards
 31.02 Exclusion
 Division 32 — Seat Belt Assembly
 32.01 Definition
 32.02 Exemption — taxi driver
 32.03 Exemption — taxi driver
 32.04 Exemption — emergency vehicle
 32.05 Exemption — sheriff escort vehicle
 Division 33 — Year-round Motor Vehicle Licence Renewal
 33.01 Varied terms of licences
 Division 34 — Personalized Number Plates
 34.01 Issuance of plates
 34.02 Remission of fees
 34.03 Application for plates
 34.04 Restrictions on content
 34.05 Restrictions on types of vehicles
 34.06 Plates not transferable to another licensee
 34.07 Plates transferable to another vehicle of licensee
 34.08 Priority on character combination
 34.09 Surrender of plates — reservation of character combination
 34.10 Surrender of plates — no reservation of character combination
 34.11 Reissuance where no surrender and no reservation
 34.12 Replacement of lost or damaged plates
 Division 35 — Cargo Securement
 35.01 Application
 35.02 Standard adopted
 35.03 Prohibitions respecting equipment and cargo
 35.04 Cargo securement
 35.05 Transporting logs or poles
 35.06 Covering of aggregate loads
 35.07 Front end structures
 35.08 Operating vehicles with insecure cargo prohibited
 35.09 Carrying luggage in bus passenger compartments
 Division 36 — Child Seating and Restraint Systems
 36.01 Definitions
 36.02 Exemption from the Act
 36.03 Obligation on driver
 36.04 Infant restraint systems
 36.05 Child restraint systems
 36.06 Booster seats and seat belt assemblies
 36.07 Seat belt assemblies
 36.08 Restraint systems for infants with special needs and children with mobility impairments
 36.09 Exemptions
 Division 37 — Safety Code
Part 1 — Interpretation
 37.01 Interpretation
Part 2 — Safety Certificate
 37.02 Certificate required
 37.03 Application for safety certificate
 37.04 Issuance of safety certificate
 37.05 Condition
 37.06 Changes
 37.061 Safety rating
 37.07 Profiles
 37.071 Name of carrier to be marked on business vehicle
 37.072 Notice of safety certificate number
 37.08–37.10 Repealed
Part 3 — Hours of Service
 37.11 Application of this Part
 37.11.01 Exemption for commercial motor vehicles of a certain weight
 37.12 Responsibilities of carriers, shippers, consignees and drivers
 37.13 Travelling as a passenger — off-duty time
 37.13.01 Daily driving and on-duty time
 37.13.02 Mandatory off-duty time
 37.13.03 Daily off-duty time
 37.13.04 Deferral of daily off-duty time
 37.14 Ferries
 37.15 Logging truck hours
 37.15.01 Oil well service vehicle hours
 37.16 Splitting of daily off-duty time — single driver
 37.16.01 Splitting of daily off-duty time — team of drivers
 37.16.02 Cycles
 37.16.03 Cycle 1
 37.16.04 Cycle 2
 37.16.05 Cycle reset — off-duty time
 37.16.06 Cycle switching — off-duty time
 37.17 Exemption for commercial motor vehicles other than oil well service vehicles
 37.17.01 Exemption by director in unforeseen event
 37.17.02 Obligations of carrier with exemption
 37.17.03 Emergencies and adverse driving conditions
 37.18 Local time to be used in daily log
 37.18.01 Requirement to fill out a daily log
 37.18.02 Content of daily logs
 37.18.03 Use of electronic recording devices
 37.18.04 Possession of daily logs and supporting documents by drivers
 37.18.05 Distribution and keeping of daily logs
 37.18.06 Tampering
 37.19 Monitoring by carrier
 37.19.01 Out-of-service declaration
 37.19.02 Authority to enter premises for an inspection
 37.20 Production of daily logs and supporting documents by driver
 37.20.01 Production of daily logs and supporting documents by carrier
 37.21 Obstruction of director or peace officer
Schedule 1
Schedule 2
Part 4 — Trip Inspection
 37.22 Pre-trip and post-trip inspections
 37.23 Trip inspection report
 37.24 Multiple drivers
 37.25 Delivery of report
 37.26 Corrective action
 37.27 Retention of records
Part 5 — Facility Audits
 37.28 Application of this Part
 37.29 Maintenance of records
 37.30 Retention of records
 37.31 Inspectors
 37.32 Compliance review
 37.33 Audit
 37.331 Documents must be delivered
 37.34 Carrier administered audit
Part 6 — Offences
 37.35 Unsafe vehicle
 37.36 False records
 37.37 Offences
 37.38 Operating a vehicle while under suspension
Part 7 — Required Documents
 37.39 Bill of lading
 37.40 Bills of lading — retention and filing
 37.41 Bills of lading to be signed
 37.42 Carriage and production of bills of lading
 37.43 Records in lieu of bills of lading for certain commodities
 37.44 General provisions as to bills of lading
 37.45 Electronic bills of lading
 37.46 Part lot shipments
 37.47 Records of freight carried
 37.48 Cargo insurance
 Division 38 — Disabled Persons' Parking Permits
 38.01 Interpretation
 38.02 Application for permit
 38.03 Display of permit
 38.04 Out of Province permits
 38.05 Cancellation of disabled parking permits
 38.06 Notification of loss or theft
 38.07 Transitional provisions
 38.08 Offence
 Division 39 — Road Safety
 39.001 Definition
 39.01 Passenger seating requirement
 39.02 Driver responsibilities
 39.021 Responsibilities of carrier, employer and owner
 39.03 Exceptions
 39.04 Seating for a child
 Division 40 — Motor Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance
 40.01 Definitions
 40.02 Application
 40.03 Certification plate and technician card
 40.04 Emission inspection certification
 40.05 Emission inspection procedure
 40.051 Inspection criteria
 40.052 Circumstances in which inspection criteria may be used
 40.06 Emission control system repairs
 40.07 Reinspection of motor vehicle
 40.08 Conditional pass on reinspection
 40.09 Prohibitions
 40.10 Application for recertification
 40.11 Approved emission control devices
 40.12 Used catalytic converter
 40.13 Engine exchange
 40.14 Replicar, replikit, specialty vehicle and ubilt
 40.15 Automated safety inspection
 40.16 Offence and penalty
Schedule
 Division 40A — Heavy Vehicle Diesel Emission Inspections
 40A.01 Interpretation and application
 40A.02 Vehicles on highways must meet diesel emission standards
 40A.03 Roadside diesel emission inspections
 40A.04–40A.06 Repealed
 40A.07 Offences
 Division 40B — Heavy Vehicle Diesel Emission Control Device
 40B.01 Interpretation and application
 40B.02 Emission control device required
 40B.03 Director may exempt from requirement
 Division 41 — Speed Monitoring and Traffic Light Safety
 41.01 Devices prescribed
 41.02 Prescribed certificates
 41.03 Fines for speeding offences
Schedule A
Schedule B
Schedule C
Schedule D
Schedule E
Schedule F
Schedule G
Schedule H
Schedule I
Schedule J
Schedule K
Schedule L
Schedule M
Schedule N
Schedule O
Schedule P
Schedule Q
Schedule R
Schedule S
Schedule T
Schedule U
Schedule V
Schedule W
 Division 42 — High Occupancy Vehicles
 42.01 Definitions
 42.02 Rules for use of high occupancy lanes
 42.03 Rules for use of high occupancy lanes — Trans-Canada Highway
 Division 43 — Administrative Driving Prohibition and

Vehicle Impoundment Programs
 43.01 Notice of driving prohibition
 43.02-43.07 Repealed
 43.08 Fees
 43.09 Monetary penalties — automatic roadside driving prohibitions
Form 1
Forms 2 to 6
Form 7
 Division 44 — Mobility Aid Accessible Taxi Standards
 44.1 Interpretation
 44.2 Application
 44.3 CSA standard D409-92
 44.4 Door and emergency exit requirements
 44.5 Passenger seat quick-release
 44.6 Inside height
 44.7 Clearance requirements
 44.8 Mobility aid securement and occupant restraint
 44.9 Entry ramp requirement and standards
 Division 45 — Indefinite Licence Suspensions
 45.01 Certificate of service
 Division 46 — Remedial Courses and Programs for Drivers
 46.01 Fees
 Division 47 — Speed Limits and Traffic Rules

if Official Vehicle Parked on a Highway
 47.01 Definition
 47.02 When an official vehicle is stopped