Acts and Regulations

M-17 - Motor Vehicle Act

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234(1)Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn in good working order and that is capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than sixty metres, but no horn or other warning device shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle.
234(2)The driver of a motor vehicle shall when necessary to insure safe operation of a vehicle, or to give warning of his approach, sound his horn but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway.
234(3)For the purposes of subsection (2) “highway” means any place accessible to the public as of right or by invitation expressed or implied and for greater certainty, but not so as to restrict the generality of the foregoing, includes drive-in theatres, parking lots, school yards, parks, picnic sites, beaches, highways under the administration and control of the New Brunswick Highway Corporation or a project company and winter roads across river ice.
234(4)No vehicle shall be equipped with nor shall any person use upon a vehicle any siren, whistle, or bell, except as otherwise permitted in this section.
234(5)A commercial vehicle may be equipped with a theft alarm signal device that is so arranged that it cannot be used by the driver as an ordinary warning signal.
234(6)Any authorized emergency vehicle may be equipped with a siren, whistle, or bell, capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than one hundred fifty metres, but such siren shall not be used except when such vehicle is operated in response to an emergency call or in the immediate pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law.
1955, c.13, s.210; 1971, c.48, s.14; 1977, c.M-11.1, s.17; 1995, c.N-5.11, s.44; 1997, c.50, s.21