Mirror Laws by Province (Canada)

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Side and Rear View Mirror Laws by Province (Canada)

This page is a collection of laws and regulations regarding side and rear view mirrors in the provinces of Canada. Use this as a reference as you consider the legal implications of a side view mirror delete. (Help it grow)

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Quebec

C-24.2 262. Every motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or moped, must be equipped with at least two rear-view mirrors, one solidly attached to the interior of the vehicle at the centre of the upper part of the windshield, and the other, to the exterior of the vehicle on the left side.

Exterior mirror. When the interior rear-view mirror cannot be used, another rear-view mirror must be attached to the exterior of the vehicle on the right side.

Trailer or semi-trailer. Where the motor vehicle draws a trailer or a semi-trailer, rear-view mirrors must be attached so as to enable the driver to have a clear view to the back of the combination of vehicles:

one rear-view mirror attached to the exterior of the motor vehicle on the left side if the existing rear-view mirror cannot be used; and

another rear-view mirror attached to the exterior of the motor vehicle on the right side if the existing interior or exterior rear-view mirror on the right side cannot be used.

Special permit. When an outsized vehicle referred to in the third paragraph is operated under a special permit, the presence of an escort vehicle behind the outsized vehicle may compensate for the absence of rear-view mirrors.

Ontario

Highway Traffic Act

Other equipment Windshield wiper, mirror

66. (1) Every motor vehicle other than a motorcycle shall be equipped with,

(a) a device for cleaning rain, snow and other moisture from the windshield so constructed as to be controlled or operated by the driver;

(b) a mirror or mirrors securely attached to the vehicle and placed in such a position as to afford the driver a clearly reflected view of the roadway in the rear, or of any vehicle approaching from the rear.

Manitoba

The Highway Traffic Act C.C.S.M. c. H60

"Mirror equipment"

Section: 42(1) Every motor vehicle and every school bus shall be equipped with a mirror, securely attached thereto and placed in such a position as to afford the driver, while driving, a clear view of the roadway in the rear and of any vehicle approaching from the rear.

Link to Unofficial Version --Cereal Killer 18:56, 13 November 2012 (EST)

Saskatchewan

CHAPTER V-2.1 REG 10 The Vehicle Administration Act

Mirrors 4 Sep 87 cV-2.1 Reg 10 Section 67 (Applies to "type-A vehicles" only. See below for explanation.

(1) A vehicle other than a modified vintage vehicle, shall have at least two rearview mirrors.

(2) The mirrors shall:

   (a) be located one on the left side and one either on the right side or in the interior;
   (b) provide the driver with a clear view to the rear;
   (c) be securely mounted; and
   (d) be adjustable;

(3) An interior mirror, and a left hand exterior mirror on a type A-1 vehicle, shall have at least 6000 millimetres2 of effective area or the area of mirror installed by the manufacturer, whichever is less.

(4) A right hand exterior mirror on a vehicle other than a type A-2 vehicle shall have at least 10000 millimetres2 of effective area where it is a mirror other than one installed by the manufacturer.

(5) An exterior mirror on a type A-2 vehicle shall have at least 20000 millimetres2 of effective area.

(6) A modified vintage vehicle shall have at least one mirror that provides the driver with a clear view to the rear.


Section 2:

(oo) “type A vehicle” means a self-propelled vehicle designed for operation on highways and includes a car, truck, van, motorhome, multipurpose passenger vehicle, power unit and bus as defined in CMVSS and type A-1 to type A-3 vehicles, but does not include a vintage vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, motorcyle or special mobile machine;

(pp) “type A-1 vehicle” means a type A vehicle that is a car, truck, van, multipurpose passenger vehicle or truck that is 2060 millimetres or less in width;

(qq) “type A-2 vehicle” means a type A vehicle that is a bus, power unit, chassis cab or truck that is more than 2060 millimetres width;


PDF copy from Queen's Printer --Cereal Killer 18:55, 13 November 2012 (EST)

Alberta

TRAFFIC SAFETY ACT, Vehicle Equipment Regulation (AR 122/2009)

Section 74, "Rear view mirror":

(1) A motor vehicle must have an inside rear view mirror that gives the driver a clear view of the roadway behind the vehicle and of any other vehicle approaching from behind.

(2) If the view in the rear view mirror is obstructed or interfered with in any way, a motor vehicle must have side mirrors on each side that give the driver a clear view of the roadway behind and on each side of the motor vehicle.

(3) If a motor vehicle is equipped by a manufacturer with an outside rear view mirror attached to the left side of the motor vehicle, the rear view mirror must be maintained in good working order.

(4) A self-propelled implement of husbandry must have a rear view mirror that gives the driver a clear view of the roadway behind the implement of husbandry and of any other vehicle approaching from behind.


Link to PDF from Queen's printer: Vehicle Equipment Reg --Cereal Killer 18:56, 13 November 2012 (EST)

British Colombia

Motor Vehicle Act: Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 90/2012, April 20, 2012]

Division 7 — Other Equipment

"Mirrors" Section 7.04

(1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), every motor vehicle shall be equipped with an inside mirror that provides the driver with an undistorted reflected view of the highway directly to the rear of the vehicle extending to the horizon from a point on the road surface not more than 61 m behind the vehicle.

(2) In addition to the requirements of subsections (1) and (3), every motor vehicle manufactured after January 1, 1973 shall be equipped with an outside mirror on the driver's side that provides the driver with an undistorted reflected view of the adjacent lane of the highway rearward to the horizon from a point on the road surface 11 m behind the driver.

(3) Where the inside mirror of a motor vehicle does not provide the view required by subsection (1), the vehicle shall be equipped with a second outside mirror on the side of the vehicle opposite the driver and in that case the inside mirror may be removed.

(4) Where a trailer or semitrailer in a combination of vehicles diminishes the driver's reflected rear view through the rear view mirrors required by subsections (1) to (3), the towing vehicle in the combination of vehicles shall be equipped with 2 mirrors, one affixed to each side of the motor vehicle, and each to provide the driver with an undistorted reflected view of the adjacent lane of the highway from a point on the road surface 11 m behind the driver to a point on the road surface 61 m from the rear of the combination of vehicles.

[en. B.C. Reg. 5/83, s. 2.] PDF version from Queen's Printer

New-Brunswick

Motor Vehicle Act, RSNB 1973, c M-17

Section 237: Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror so located and adjusted as to reflect to the driver without obstruction by any part of the vehicle or load thereon a view of the highway for a distance of at least sixty metres to the rear of such vehicle.

Canlii version of the Act --Cereal Killer 18:56, 13 November 2012 (EST)

Nova Scotia

Standards of Vehicle Equipment Regulations

made under Section 200 of the Motor Vehicle Act R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293 O.I.C. 85-216 (March 12, 1985), N.S. Reg. 51/85

Section 19 Every vehicle shall be equipped with a rear view mirror which is not discoloured or cracked or otherwise damaged to an extent which would impair a driver's vision.

Link to Queen's Printer Consolidation --Cereal Killer 18:57, 13 November 2012 (EST)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Licensing and Equipment Regulations (O.C. 96-211)


Mirrors, Section 33.2 (1) Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a mirror securely attached to it and placed in a position that will afford the driver a clear view of the roadway to the rear and of a vehicle approaching from the rear.

(2) Where the view afforded by the mirror required under subsection (1) is obstructed or interfered with, a side rear view mirror shall be attached to each side of the motor vehicle and shall be placed so as to afford the driver a clear view of the roadway to the rear and to each side of the motor vehicle.

(3) The towing vehicle in every combination of motor vehicles shall, when the trailer or semi-trailer is so designed that it impedes the rear view of the driver through a mirror as provided in subsection (1), be equipped with 2 mirrors, one affixed to each side of the motor vehicle and both to provide the driver with a clear view of the roadway to the rear of the combination of vehicles.

(4) A mirror shall be securely mounted and maintain a set adjustment.

(5) A mirror shall not be cracked.

Link to Unofficial Version --Cereal Killer 18:57, 13 November 2012 (EST)

Prince Edward Island

Every motor vehicle, other than a farm tractor, must be equipped with a mirror located and adjusted to give the driver an unobstructed rear view for at least 60 meters to the rear of the vehicle.

The operator of a towing vehicle which has an exterior accessory rearview mirror which extends beyond the length of a fixed standard mirror, or more than 10 inches beyond the body of the towing vehicle, must remove or fix the exterior accessory rearview mirror so that it is 250 mm or less beyond the body of the towing vehicle when the equipment being towed is disconnected.

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Yukon

MOTOR VEHICLES ACT Motor Vehicles Equipment Regulations, YOIC 1987/86

Rear view mirror

(1) Every motor vehicle shall carry a mirror securely attached to it and placed in a position that will afford the driver a clear view of the roadway to the rear and of any vehicle approaching from the rear.

(2) Where the view afforded by the mirror required under subsection (1) is obstructed or interfered with in any manner, a side rear vision mirror shall be attached to each side of the motor vehicle and shall be placed in such a position as to afford the driver a clear view of the roadway to the rear and to each side of the motor vehicle.

(3) In addition to any mirrors required under subsections (1) and (2), every new motor vehicle sold shall carry a side rear vision mirror attached to the left side of the motor vehicle in such a position as to afford the driver a clear view of the roadway to the rear left side of the vehicle.

(4) Every self-propelled implement of husbandry when operated on a highway shall carry a mirror securely attached to it and placed in a position that will afford the driver a clear view of the roadway to the rear and of any vehicle approaching from the rear.

North-West Territory

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Nunavut

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