Acts and Regulations

M-17 - Motor Vehicle Act

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Daytime running lights
207.1(1)Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with daytime running lights in accordance with the standards set out in the regulations under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada).
207.1(2)Despite subsection (1), a motor vehicle operated by a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or a police officer appointed under section 10, 11 or 17.3 of the Police Act, in the course of his or her duties or employment, may be equipped with a switch that, when activated, bypasses the unit controlling the daytime running lights, and the switch may be activated if the motor vehicle is also equipped with an indicator light to alert the driver that the daytime running lights system has been bypassed and if both the indicator light and the switch are activated at the same time.
207.1(3)Subsection (1) does not apply to a motor vehicle manufactured before January 1, 1989, and to a motor vehicle registered outside the Province, but the head lamps referred to in section 209 on those motor vehicles shall be lighted during the day time when on a highway.
207.1(4)No person shall operate on a highway
(a) a motor vehicle that
(i) is not equipped with daytime running lights, or
(ii) is equipped with daytime running lights that are not alight, or
(b) despite paragraph (a), a motor vehicle referred to in subsection (3) during the day time if the head lamps of the motor vehicle referred to in section 209 are not lighted.
2016, c.8, s.5