Recent equipment-related posts in my Club about provincial motor vehicle laws / regulations and enforcement by police opened up a whole new area that I wasn't aware of! What an interesting / relevant subject for Jeep Wrangler owners. Good to be aware of this stuff. It'd be awesome if we had someone in this thread that was in law enforcement (traffic/motor vehicle) that could tell us how this stuff is interpreted from a police officer's perspective.
I searched in the following Ontario and Quebec publications and picked some equipment items from a few that caught my attention.
Regulations I found interesting as a Wrangler owner included:
- Opening of doors of motor vehicles
- mudguards and fenders
- mirrors attached to the vehicle
- handheld devices
Ontario, Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8 (PART VI EQUIPMENT)
Opening of doors of motor vehicles
165. No person shall,
(b) leave a door of a motor vehicle on a highway open on the side of the vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than is necessary to load or unload passengers. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 165
ie. Opening of doors of motor vehicles
Quebec, Highway Safety Code
431. No person may leave the door of a road vehicle open except to take on or discharge passengers or to load or unload property. 1986, c. 91, s. 431