C-24.2, r. 32 - Regulation respecting safety standards for road vehicles

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102. Every coupling device other than those provided for in section 100 shall comply with the following standards:
(1)  the coupling device shall be securely mounted to the structure of the towing vehicle and of the towed vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s standards and, if bolts are used to mount it, they shall be at least Class 8 in accordance with Standard SAE J429 published by the Society of Automotive Engineers or the equivalent to tow trailers of a gross vehicle weight rating of 4,500 kg or more;
(2)  no fastener component shall be so worn that it hampers the smooth operation, or be cracked, broken, bent, slack, missing or seized;
(3)  the locking mechanism shall be adequate and be specifically designed to link the coupling devices of the towing and towed vehicles; in the case of a hook-and-ring system, the locking mechanism shall be equipped with a double lock;
(4)  any assembly or repair work made on a coupling device shall ensure the same conditions of safety as those intended by the manufacturer of the device and no welded repairs shall have been made on cast or forged parts by means of welding;
(5)  the wear on a hook and coupling ring at their point of contact shall not exceed 4.8 mm each;
(6)  if the tow hook or ring has a pneumatic play compensating device, there shall be no air leak in the system;
(7)  the drawbar installed on a towed vehicle or a converter dolly shall not be bent, broken or cracked and no part shall be missing, insecurely mounted or so worn that it no longer has the required mechanical resistance;
(8)  the safety fasteners and their coupling components, such as steel cables, chains, links, hooks, coupling sleeves, shackles, clips, rings, thimbles and clamps, shall be adequate, securely fastened to their anchorages and none shall be missing, abraded, cracked, broken, loose, corroded or worn.
O.C. 1483-98, s. 102; O.C. 1049-2010, s. 8; 370-2016O.C. 370-2016, s. 55.
102. Every coupling device other than those provided for in section 100 shall comply with the following standards:
(1)  the coupling device shall be securely mounted to the structure of the towing vehicle and of the towed vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s standards and, if bolts are used to mount it, they shall be at least Class 8 in accordance with Standard SAE J429 January 1999 published by the Society of Automotive Engineers or the equivalent to tow trailers of a gross vehicle weight rating of 4,500 kg or more;
(2)  no component shall be so worn that it hampers the smooth operation, or be cracked, broken, bent, missing or seized;
(3)  the locking system shall be adequate and be specifically designed to link the coupling devices of the towing and towed vehicles; in the case of a hook-and-ring system, the locking system shall be equipped with a double lock;
(4)  any assembly or repair work made on a coupling device shall ensure the same conditions of safety as those intended by the manufacturer of the device and no welded repairs shall have been made on cast or forged parts by means of welding;
(5)  the wear on a hook and coupling ring at their point of contact shall not exceed 4.8 mm each;
(6)  if the tow hook or ring has an air play compensating device, there shall be no air leak in the system;
(7)  the rigid or telescoping drawbar, articulated or not, installed on a towed vehicle or a converter dolly shall not be bent, broken or cracked and no part shall be missing, insecurely mounted or so worn that it no longer has the required mechanical resistance; and
(8)  the safety fasteners and their coupling components, such as steel cables, chains, links, hooks, coupling sleeves, shackles, clips, rings, thimbles and clamps, shall be adequate, securely fastened to their anchorages and none shall be missing, abraded, cracked, broken, loose, corroded or worn.
O.C. 1483-98, s. 102; O.C. 1049-2010, s. 8.