In force: 2020-12-30
53. The Government may, by regulation, determine the standards applicable to the weight and dimensions of vehicles, sleighs and trailers authorized to be operated or used on trails, as well as the standards applicable to their loads.
In determining such standards, the ground characteristics, fragility of ecosystems, increased risk of accidents when vehicles meet or when the surface of a trail is damaged and soundness of the infrastructure may, in particular, be taken into account.
The regulation may provide for the conditions in which the person responsible for the maintenance of a trail may, expressly or through appropriate signs or signals, authorize different standards for portions of the trails specified by that person.
The weight and dimensions of off-highway and maintenance vehicles that are operated on or that cross roads are governed by the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) and other applicable legislative and regulatory provisions.