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CA - Occupant crash protection – Requirement update

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 CA  - Occupant crash protection – Requirement update



Transport Canada is working on a proposal to update the requirements for CMVSS 208 on occupant crash protection. Under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Transport Canada regulates the safety of motor vehicles and car parts in Canada. The act requires that any company that imports or makes vehicles in one province, and sells them in another province, certifies that the new vehicles meet all applicable safety regulations and standards.


Three-wheeled vehicles aren’t designed in a way that a child car seat can be installed, and as such, children shouldn’t travel in them. This update would remove the requirement that some three-wheeled vehicles meet the requirements of section which deals with installing child restraint systems on front passenger seats without air bags.


Transport Canada also aims to require that information be added to the owner’s manual noting that child seats should not be installed in the vehicle. A permanent label to that effect would also need to be attached to the vehicle.


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