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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet91 View Post
    I hope this is "on topic" and relevant enough for this forum...I believe in the text of the Safety Standards Certificate is the requirement for any vehicle 1990+ to have its DRLs functioning at the time of the inspection. I'm also under the impression an officer can issue a ticket to, or in extreme cases remove from the road, any vehicle which is deemed "unsafe". Would it then be correct to say an officer may issue a ticket to a car without two functioning DRLs if it's a 90+ model, knowing that DRLs are a "required" item? I'm hoping I won't get grief (or a ticket) for the DRLs in my truck not working, because they don't work I simply drive with my parking lights on all the time to satisfy the intention.
    It is not a requirement for a safety standards certificate. I know there is a lot of debate on the matter, but my research indicates it is not required, other than to be built for sale in Canada, or imported to Canada. From then on, it is Provincial responsibility.

    Quoted from the regs:

    Lighting and Electrical
    a) any prescribed lamp fails to operate or interferes with any other circuit;
    b) any turn signal indicator lamp fails to operate properly;
    c) any lamp or reflector is loose or missing in whole or in part, or
    is discoloured;
    d) any headlamp is covered with a coloured lacquer or is fitted with
    any device affecting brightness (e.g. headlamp shields);
    e) any headlamp shutter or retracting headlamp fails to operate
    properly or is not secured in the fully-open position;
    f) any headlamp is aligned incorrectly;
    g) the headlamp dimmer switch or high-beam indicating light fails to
    operate as intended;

    "Prescribed Lights" is the phrase used to cover the lighting
    requirements of vehicles for the purposes of the HTA, and applies to
    all vehicles, including passenger cars, light and heavy trucks and
    trailers. "Prescribed Lights" vary with vehicle dimensions and include
    the lights listed below:

    Headlamps: no more than four, and shall be white or amber in colour;

    Turn signals: shall be self illuminating;

    Stop lights: shall be red or yellow in colour;

    Tail Lights: shall be red in colour;

    Licence plate: rear plate must be illuminated by a white light;

    Reflectors: shall be red in colour, located at the rear and as close
    as practical to the outside of the vehicle body (most tail light
    lenses incorporate a reflective lens in their construction); and

    Side markers: one on each side near the front, green or amber in
    colour, and one on each side near the rear, red in colour.

    NOTE: Although side marker lights are not required for certification
    of a motor vehicle with a length of 6.1 metres (20 feet) or less, the
    Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) requires all vehicles
    manufactured on or after January 1, 1971, to be equipped with side
    marker lights.




    You will note in red, that it is for lights required under the HTA, not the federal standards. DRL is not required under the HTA.

    I hope this clears it up!
    Opinions expressed are those of the author, accuracy of information posted cannot be guaranteed. These opinions in no way represent the OPP, any other Police Department or Police Officer.

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    Thanks ON OFFroad! That is perfectly clear, I could have sworn I read sometime in the SSC that they needed to work...no matter! Glad to know I can't get into trouble with them continuing to not work and that I in fact am going "above and beyond" by driving with most lights on just to be sure I'm as visible as everyone else (after all, there's an intention behind every regulation...somewhere).

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet91 View Post
    Thanks ON OFFroad! That is perfectly clear, I could have sworn I read sometime in the SSC that they needed to work...no matter! Glad to know I can't get into trouble with them continuing to not work and that I in fact am going "above and beyond" by driving with most lights on just to be sure I'm as visible as everyone else (after all, there's an intention behind every regulation...somewhere).

    Also, hope I'm using this forum correctly. I believe I followed all the rules.
    No worries at all, I am happy to help!

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    i noticed this while they are parked... they like to keep the car running (especially in winter)... a friend who is a cop says when he engages his parking brake the lights shut off...

    My Ranger does the same thing... i can have my truck running with no lights at the drive in for example...

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