C-24.2 - Highway Safety Code

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244. Every trailer or semi-trailer that is part of a combination of road vehicles and that has a mass, once loaded, of 1,300 kg or more or that has a mass, once loaded, of over half the net mass of the motor vehicle by which it is towed must be equipped with an independent braking system allowing application of a braking force on each weight-bearing wheel.
The towing vehicle must carry the necessary equipment for operating the braking system of any trailer or semi-trailer referred to in the first paragraph being towed.
This section does not apply to the following combinations of vehicles that comply with the conditions set out in the second paragraph of section 240.2:
(1)  combinations of farm vehicles as defined by regulation, including combinations with semi-trailers, whose towed vehicles belong to a farmer and are used for agricultural purposes or for the exclusive transport of unprocessed timber; and
(2)  combinations of road vehicles whose trailers and semi-trailers are used for the exclusive transport of unprocessed timber.
1986, c. 91, s. 244; 1990, c. 83, s. 110; 1996, c. 56, s. 73; 2004, c. 2, s. 23; 2018, c. 72018, c. 7, s. 51.
244. Every trailer or semi-trailer that is part of a combination of road vehicles and that has a mass, once loaded, of 1,300 kg or more or that has a mass, once loaded, of over half the net mass of the motor vehicle by which it is towed must be equipped with an independent braking system allowing application of a braking force on each weight-bearing wheel.
The towing vehicle must carry the necessary equipment for operating the braking system of any trailer or semi-trailer referred to in the first paragraph being towed.
This section does not apply to a combination of road vehicles consisting of trailers or semi-trailers used for agricultural purposes and belonging to a farmer, nor to farm machinery, when such vehicles are drawn by a farm machine or by another farm vehicle if the warning sign referred to in section 274 is attached at the rear of the combination of road vehicles.
1986, c. 91, s. 244; 1990, c. 83, s. 110; 1996, c. 56, s. 73; 2004, c. 2, s. 23.
244. Every trailer or semi-trailer that is part of a combination of road vehicles and that has a mass, once loaded, of 1,300 kg or more or that has a mass, once loaded, of over half the net mass of the motor vehicle by which it is towed must be equipped with an independent braking system allowing application of a braking force on each weight-bearing wheel.
The towing vehicle must carry the necessary equipment for operating the braking system of any trailer or semi-trailer referred to in the first paragraph being towed.
This section does not apply to a combination of road vehicles consisting of trailers or semi-trailers used for agricultural purposes and belonging to a farmer within the meaning of section 16, nor to farm machinery, when such vehicles are drawn by a farm tractor or by another farm vehicle if the warning sign referred to in section 274 is attached at the rear of the combination of road vehicles.
1986, c. 91, s. 244; 1990, c. 83, s. 110; 1996, c. 56, s. 73.
244. Every trailer or semi-trailer that is part of a combination of road vehicles and that has a mass, once loaded, of 1 300 kg or more or that has a mass, once loaded, of over half the net mass of the motor vehicle by which it is towed must be equipped with an independent braking system allowing application of a braking force on each weight-bearing wheel.
The towing vehicle must carry the necessary equipment for operating the braking system of any trailer or semi-trailer referred to in the first paragraph being towed.
This section does not apply to a combination of road vehicles consisting of trailers or semi-trailers used for agricultural purposes and belonging to a farmer within the meaning of section 16, nor to farm machinery, when such vehicles are drawn by a farm tractor.
1986, c. 91, s. 244; 1990, c. 83, s. 110.
244. Every trailer or semi-trailer that is part of a combination of road vehicles and that has a mass of 1 300 kg or over or, that has a mass that is 50% or more greater than the mass of the tractor vehicle must be equipped with an independent brake system allowing application of a braking force on each weight-bearing wheel.
This section does not apply to a trailer used for agricultural purposes and belonging to a farmer within the meaning of section 16.
1986, c. 91, s. 244.