BILL NO. 46
1st Session, 64th General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
Motor Vehicle Act
First Reading: October 22, 2021
This Bill allows municipal traffic authorities to reduce speed limits to less than 50 kilometres per hour without provincial approval.
An Act to Amend Chapter 293
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Motor Vehicle Act,
Respecting Municipal Speed Limits
1 Section 104 of Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act, as amended by Chapter 12 of the Acts of 1994-95 and Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2011, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsections:
- (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a traffic authority may reduce maximum rates of speed to less than fifty kilometres per hour without the approval of the Provincial Traffic Authority.
(4) The Provincial Traffic Authority shall provide a guide or terms of reference to traffic authorities to be considered by traffic authorities when evaluating requests or plans to reduce a maximum rate of speed in accordance with subsection (2).
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