V-1.3 - Act respecting off-highway vehicles

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64. Every vehicle which is likely to cause noise or polluting emissions must be equipped with an exhaust system in good working order that complies with the standards prescribed by government regulation.
No person may perform or cause the performance of any operation on such a vehicle aimed at or having the effect of cancelling or reducing the effectiveness of the vehicle’s exhaust system or of increasing noise or the risk of burns when compared with a manufacturer-installed system or a system required by government regulation. No person may sell or distribute equipment aimed at or having the effect of bypassing an exhaust system or affecting its proper functioning.
A peace officer who has reasonable grounds to believe that the exhaust system of a vehicle is defective, does not comply with the standards or has been modified in contravention of the second paragraph may require that the vehicle be taken to an appropriate place and retained at the expense of the owner until the problem is corrected.
A vehicle propelled solely by an electric motor is deemed to not produce noise or polluting emissions for the purposes of the first paragraph.
2020, c. 262020, c. 26, s. 64.
In force: 2020-12-30
64. Every vehicle which is likely to cause noise or polluting emissions must be equipped with an exhaust system in good working order that complies with the standards prescribed by government regulation.
No person may perform or cause the performance of any operation on such a vehicle aimed at or having the effect of cancelling or reducing the effectiveness of the vehicle’s exhaust system or of increasing noise or the risk of burns when compared with a manufacturer-installed system or a system required by government regulation. No person may sell or distribute equipment aimed at or having the effect of bypassing an exhaust system or affecting its proper functioning.
A peace officer who has reasonable grounds to believe that the exhaust system of a vehicle is defective, does not comply with the standards or has been modified in contravention of the second paragraph may require that the vehicle be taken to an appropriate place and retained at the expense of the owner until the problem is corrected.
A vehicle propelled solely by an electric motor is deemed to not produce noise or polluting emissions for the purposes of the first paragraph.
2020, c. 262020, c. 26, s. 64.