In force: 2020-10-10
20. An automobile is authorized by the Société when its owner files an admissible authorization application with the Société and the following conditions are met: (1) the automobile (a) is a passenger vehicle within the meaning of section 4 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2),
(b) is not equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device approved by the Société,
(c) if the kilometrage indicated on its odometer or its age, determined based on the model year, exceeds the limits prescribed by government regulation, has undergone a mechanical inspection by a person authorized by the Société under section 520 of the Highway Safety Code, in accordance with the standards and procedures established by the regulation made for the purposes of section 522 of the Code, following which a mechanical inspection certificate was issued stating that the automobile is in conformity with that Code, and
(d) is equipped with a real-time geolocation device recognized by the Minister and complies with the other conditions prescribed by government regulation;
(2) the owner has met all the requirements necessary for the proper registration of the automobile and obtaining the right to put it into operation; and
(3) no authorization granted under this Act, for an automobile belonging to the owner or, as applicable, for a transportation system of which the owner was the operator is suspended at the time the authorization application is filed or was cancelled except at the owner’s request in the five years preceding that time.
The provisions of this Act that apply to the owner of an automobile also apply to any person who acquires or possesses an automobile under a title involving a condition or term giving the person the right to become the owner thereof, or under a title giving the person the right to use it as owner thereof charged to deliver over. They also apply to every person who leases an automobile for a period of not less than one year.