Federal and Provincial/Territorial Government Responsibilities

Know government roles in large passenger van safety

  • The federal government (Transport Canada) sets and enforces the safety standards required for new vehicles sold in Canada and imported vehicles (new, used), and regulates Federal jurisdiction motor carriers (eg., commercial vehicle drivers hours of service regulations)
  • The provincial/territorial governments' highway traffic acts regulate vehicle drivers and vehicle use. For example they regulate:
    • Driver licenses;
    • Vehicle-loading;
    • Winter tire use; and
    • Seat belt and child seat use.
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