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Indian Reserve Traffic Regulations (C.R.C., c. 959)

Regulations are current to 2024-04-01

Indian Reserve Traffic Regulations

C.R.C., c. 959


Regulations Governing the Operation of Vehicles within Indian Reserves

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Indian Reserve Traffic Regulations.


 In these Regulations,


road includes any roadway, driveway, street, lane or other place open to the public for the passage of vehicles; (chemin)


vehicle means any wagon, cart, motor car, motor truck, trailer, motorcycle, traction engine, tractor, road-making machinery or other conveyance that is driven, propelled or drawn by any kind of power. (véhicule)


 These Regulations apply on all roads within Indian reserves.


  •  (1) The driver of any vehicle shall bring such vehicle to a full stop when ordered to do so by any person authorized by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development to enforce these Regulations, and shall obey all directions issued by such authorized person in respect of the routing or control of traffic, including the parking of vehicles.

  • (2) The driver of any vehicle shall comply with the direction of any mechanical or other device or sign installed for the control or routing of traffic.

  • (3) The driver of any vehicle shall not drive such vehicle over any road the use of which for public traffic is prohibited by any sign or other device.

 The person in charge of any vehicle shall not drive or ride such vehicle at any rate of speed that is excessive or dangerous, having regard to the conditions then prevailing, and the person shall keep the vehicle in such control when approaching a road intersection, or crossing for pedestrians or other purposes, as will enable him to prevent a collision with, or damage to, all other persons and vehicles.

 The driver of any vehicle shall comply with all laws and regulations relating to motor vehicles, which are in force from time to time in the province in which the Indian reserve is situated, except such laws or regulations as are inconsistent with these Regulations.

 No person shall park or station any vehicle upon any road unless permission to do so is designated by signs erected over or marked on the roadway.

 No vehicle in a dangerous or unsafe condition shall be operated on any road.

 Any person who violates any of the provisions of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, upon summary conviction, to a penalty of not less than $1 and not more than $50, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months.


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