National Capital Commission Traffic and Property Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1044)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20

National Capital Commission Traffic and Property Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1044

NATIONAL CAPITAL ACT

Regulations Respecting the Property of the National Capital Commission and the Operation of Vehicles Thereon

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the National Capital Commission Traffic and Property Regulations.

Interpretation

  •  (1) In these Regulations,

    commercial vehicle

    commercial vehicle means a vehicle that

    • (a) has attached thereto a truck or delivery body or other attachment for use in the delivery of goods,

    • (b) is specially designed or equipped for the delivery of goods,

    • (c) bears any sign or lettering advertising the business or wares of any person or organization or displays the name or device of any person or organization by whom the vehicle is owned or on whose behalf the vehicle is operated, other than the name or device of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a Department of the Government of Canada or of any corporation established to perform any function or duty on behalf of the Government of Canada,

    • (d) is a tractor, or

    • (e) is a bus, taxicab or other vehicle used or designed for the carrying of passengers for hire; (véhicule commercial)

    Commission

    Commission means the National Capital Commission; (Commission)

    driveway

    driveway means that part of the property of the Commission designed and intended for the use of vehicles; (promenade)

    liquor

    liquor means beer, wines, spirits or any other alcoholic beverages; (boisson)

    motor vehicle

    motor vehicle means a vehicle that is capable of being propelled or driven otherwise than by muscular power but does not include an over-snow vehicle; (véhicule automobile)

    operator

    operator means the driver or the person who is in actual physical control of the vehicle; (conducteur)

    over-snow vehicle

    over-snow vehicle means a vehicle that is capable of being propelled or driven otherwise than by muscular power, that runs on tracks or skis or on tracks and skis and that is designed for operation on snow or ice; (véhicule de type auto-neige)

    park

    park means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than momentarily or under circumstances that are not under the control of the person operating the vehicle; (laisser en stationnement)

    peace officer

    peace officer means a peace officer as defined in the Criminal Code and any person authorized by the Commission to enforce or carry out these Regulations; (agent de la paix)

    vehicle

    vehicle means a device in, or by means of, which a person or property is or may be transported upon a highway, except any such device used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. (véhicule)

  • (2) For the purpose of these Regulations, a trailer is a separate vehicle and does not form part of the vehicle by which it is drawn.

  • (3) Nothing in these Regulations shall be held to constitute a dedication of any driveway to the public.

  • SOR/98-389, s. 1(F)

PART IOperation of Vehicles

Registration and Permits

 No person shall operate a vehicle on a driveway unless

  • (a) he holds all the licences and permits that he is required to hold in order to operate the vehicle in the province and municipality in which the driveway is situated; and

  • (b) the vehicle is registered and equipped as required by the laws of the province and municipality in which the driveway is situated.

Compliance with Provincial and Municipal Laws

  •  (1) No person shall operate a vehicle, or cause or permit a vehicle that he has the right to control to be operated, on a driveway otherwise than in accordance with the laws of the province and municipality in which the driveway is situated.

  • (2) No person shall park a vehicle on a driveway except in compliance with the laws of the province and municipality in which the driveway is situated.

  • (3) In this section, the expression “laws of the province and municipality” does not include laws that are inconsistent with or repugnant to any of the provisions of these Regulations.

Traffic Control, Parking and Speed Limit

  •  (1) No person shall operate a vehicle on a driveway at a rate of speed, in kilometres per hour, that is greater than the speed posted.

  • (2) Where no rate of speed is posted on a driveway, no person shall operate a vehicle on that driveway at a rate of speed greater than 60 kilometres per hour.

  • (3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), where traffic on a driveway is controlled by a peace officer, every person operating a vehicle on that driveway shall do so at the rate of speed indicated by that peace officer.

  • SOR/85-99, s. 1

 No person shall operate or park a vehicle, or permit a vehicle under his control to remain parked, on property of the Commission otherwise than in accordance with the directions set out on a traffic sign or device erected under the authority of these Regulations and applicable to such person.

 Except as expressly authorized by the Commission, no person shall park a vehicle on any property of the Commission other than in an area designated by a sign or device erected under the authority of these Regulations as an area in which parking is permitted.

 Sections 5, 6 and 7 do not apply to

  • (a) operators of police vehicles engaged in the chase of persons charged with or suspected, on reasonable grounds, of being violators of the law; and

  • (b) operators of police vehicles, fire vehicles or ambulances who believe, on reasonable grounds, that the conduct that would otherwise be an offence is justified by an emergency.

 The operator of a vehicle and the person in control of a parked vehicle on any property of the Commission shall obey all reasonable instructions given by any peace officer.

Pedestrians

 No pedestrian shall proceed onto property of the Commission at a place where a sign or device has been erected under the authority of these Regulations otherwise than in accordance with the instructions indicated by such sign or device.

Commercial Vehicles

  •  (1) No person shall operate a commercial vehicle on a driveway without the consent of the Commission.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) a person engaged in the delivery or collection of goods or persons to or from any property adjoining a driveway to which there is no other means of entry or exit if

      • (i) the commercial vehicle operated by such person enters and leaves the driveway by the intersecting street that is nearest to that property, and

      • (ii) the operation of the commercial vehicle on the driveway occurs between midnight and noon;

    • (b) a person operating a commercial vehicle in the course of the business of the Commission;

    • (c) a person operating a taxicab;

    • (d) a person operating a commercial vehicle that

      • (i) is being used as a camper van, and

      • (ii) has no advertising displayed thereon;

    • (e) a person operating a light van or pick-up truck that

      • (i) is used for personal transportation only,

      • (ii) has a gross registered weight not exceeding 5,000 pounds, and

      • (iii) has no advertising, or lettering, other than the name of the owner thereof, displayed thereon; or

    • (f) a person operating a commercial vehicle that has a gross registered weight not exceeding 8,000 pounds over the Portage Bridge between the City of Hull and Wellington Street in the City of Ottawa.

Reporting of Accidents

 Every operator, owner or person in charge of a vehicle that is involved in an accident on property of the Commission shall report the accident forthwith to a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and furnish him with such information concerning the accident as he may require.

General Prohibitions

 No person shall operate

  • (a) a motor vehicle on any property of the Commission other than a driveway unless authorized by the Commission; or

  • (b) an over-snow vehicle on any property of the Commission that is not designated by a sign or device erected by order of the Commission as an area in which the operation of an over-snow vehicle is permitted.

 
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