Explosives Regulations, 2013

Version of section 196 from 2016-04-15 to 2018-11-01:


Marginal note:Age of driver

  •  (1) A person who is less than 21 years old must not drive a vehicle that is transporting more than 2 000 kg of Footnote *explosives.

  • Marginal note:No smoking

    (2) A person must not smoke while they are in a vehicle that contains explosives, or while they are Footnote *attending one.

  • Marginal note:Performance-diminishing substance

    (3) A person who is under the influence of alcohol or another performance-diminishing substance must not be in or attend a vehicle that contains explosives. However, a person who has taken a prescription drug may be in or attend a vehicle containing explosives if they have medical proof that they need the drug and that it will not impede their ability to function safely.

  • Marginal note:Performance-diminishing substance — possession

    (4) A driver and any person assisting the driver must not carry alcohol or another performance-diminishing substance for their personal use while transporting explosives.

  • Marginal note:No stopping on route

    (5) The driver of a vehicle transporting explosives must not stop en route unnecessarily. If a stop is necessary, the driver must stop for no longer than required under the circumstances and must park the vehicle away from areas where people gather.

  • Marginal note:Repairs

    (6) The driver must ensure that repairs that involve power tools or heat-producing devices or that could increase the likelihood of an ignition are not made to the vehicle while it contains explosives.

  • Marginal note:Route

    (7) The driver of a vehicle transporting explosives must follow dangerous goods routes. If there are no dangerous goods routes, the driver must, if possible, avoid routes that pass through densely populated areas.

  • Marginal note:Maintaining separation

    (8) A driver of a vehicle transporting more than 2 000 kg of explosives must maintain a distance of at least 300 m between their vehicle and any other vehicle that is transporting more than 2 000 kg of explosives.

  • Marginal note:Towed vehicle

    (9) The driver of a vehicle transporting explosives must ensure that the vehicle is not towed unless the Minister or a police officer directs that it be towed because of an emergency or a breakdown.

  • SOR/2016-75, s. 38
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