Hello. I was wondering if it was illegal to drive without bumper covers and a hood? I need to respray my bumpers and hood but can't finish it in one weekend. I did the find anything in the traffic act myself. Just that bumpers must be affixed. Didn't see anything about just the plastic covers.
You'll find your answer in the Ontario Safety Inspection Regulations.
The answer is no, you can't drive without a bumper or hood. Your vehicle would be considered unsafe.
Front bumper is always required and has to be in good operating condition (eg: no exposed sharp edges, collapsed portions, etc.).
If you hit a pedestrian, the idea is that there's a bumper to absorb most of the impact. It's not in their interest to be hit on an unfinished portion of a vehicle that may leave them exposed to sharp edges. That and they don't want to end up tangled in your engine bay because you have no hood.
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