C-24.2, r. 1 - Ministerial Order concerning the use of right-hand drive road vehicles on public highways

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chapter C-24.2, r. 1
Ministerial Order concerning the use of right-hand drive road vehicles on public highways
Highway Safety Code
(chapter C-24.2, s. 633.1).
1. The use of right-hand drive road vehicles on public roads is prohibited, except for:
(1)  vehicles registered outside Québec;
(2)  vehicles manufactured 25 years ago or more;
(3)  trucks, snowblowers and equipment transport vehicles within the meaning of the Regulation respecting road vehicle registration (chapter C-24.2, r. 29);
(4)  vehicles required to make frequent stops along a road in performing work in connection with a public service;
(5)  special mobile equipment;
(6)  road vehicles belonging to a driving school or to an institution holding a permit to dispense instruction in the driving of heavy trucks issued under section 10 of the Act respecting private education (chapter E-9.1);
(7)  vehicles propelled solely or partially by an electric motor if the following requirements are met:
(a)  the vehicle is used solely for purposes of exhibition, demonstration, evaluation or testing and a declaration in that respect was made in accordance with paragraph a of subsection 1 of section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (S.C. 1993, c. 16);
(b)  the driver of the vehicle has a copy of the declaration with him or her and is responsible for showing it on request of a peace officer;
(c)  the vehicle is owned by an undertaking that develops technology or electric components or software designed for the platform of the vehicle and relating to the powertrain;
(d)  testing on a public highway is necessary for technology or component validation;
(e)  the model of the vehicle does not exist with left-hand drive;
(f)  the Société gave its approval under section 214 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2), as the case may be.
M.O. 2010-07, s. 1; M.O. 2012-03, s. 1; M.O. 2012-15, s. 1.
2. Section 1 does not apply to road vehicles whose ownership was transferred before 29 April 2009 to either a natural person whose main residence was in Québec, or a legal person or partnership whose main establishment was in Québec, and registered in Québec before 31 March 2011.
M.O. 2010-07, s. 2.
3. (Omitted).
M.O. 2010-07, s. 3.
M.O. 2010-07, 2010 G.O. 2, 883A
M.O. 2012-03, 2012 G.O. 2, 707
M.O. 2012-15, 2013 G.O. 2, 190