C-24.2, r. 39.1 - Pilot project on the transportation of bicycles on a rack installed on the front of buses and minibuses

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chapter C-24.2, r. 39.1
Pilot project on the transportation of bicycles on a rack installed on the front of buses and minibuses
HIGHWAY SAFETY CODE — TRANSPORTATION OF BICYCLES — BUSES AND MINIBUSES
Highway Safety Code
(chapter C-24.2, ss. 633.1 and 471).
C-24.2
July 29 2016
Revoked as of 29 July 2016.
1. The Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec is authorized, for 3 years, to implement the Pilot project on the transportation of bicycles on a rack installed on the front of buses and minibuses for the following purposes:
(1)  gather information on the transportation of bicycles on a rack installed on the front of buses and minibuses and its effects, in particular on the intensity of the lights of buses and minibuses;
(2)  test solutions, through the development of traffic rules and the study of standards applicable to the lights, intended to ensure adequate vision of a driver and visibility of buses and minibuses.
M.O. 2011-12, s. 1.
2. Despite subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 471 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) on the prohibition to drive or allow to be driven a bus or minibus carrying a load that blocks the lights of the vehicle, the transportation of bicycles on a rack installed on the front of buses and minibuses is authorized if the buses or minibuses are equipped with auxiliary headlights that compensate for the reduction of intensity of their headlights or if the following conditions are met:
(1)  the bicycle rack is a Sportworks (model DL2) or an equivalent bicycle rack able to transport a maximum of 2 bicycles;
(2)  the use of a bicycle rack is limited to transporting bicycles, the number of which must not exceed the number for which the bicycle rack was designed;
(3)  transportation of bicycles is carried out within a period between 1 hour before sunrise and 1 hour after sunset;
(4)  the low beams and parking lights of the bus or minibus are turned on;
(5)  a bicycle placed on the rack is free of any load or removable accessory that blocks the headlights of the bus or minibus.
M.O. 2011-12, s. 2.
3. The bicycle rack of a bus or minibus must be in a stowed position when not in use.
M.O. 2011-12, s. 3.
4. Where the bicycle rack of a bus or minibus is one of the causes of an accident or incident, the owner or operator of a bus or minibus must, within 8 days, give notification of the accident or incident to the Service de l’ingénierie des véhicules of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, 333, boulevard Jean-Lesage, C-4-21, C.P. 19600, Québec (Québec) G1K 8J6; email: siv@saaq.gouv.qc.ca.
M.O. 2011-12, s. 4.
5. This Order is revoked on 29 July 2016.
M.O. 2011-12, s. 5; M.O. 2014-07, ss. 1 and 2.
REFERENCES
M.O. 2011-12, 2011 G.O. 2, 1749
M.O. 2014-07, 2014 G.O. 2, 1465