Restricted use of border approach lanes - Section 154.2

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Restricted use of border approach lanes - 154.2.

(1) Where a highway approaches the border between Canada and the United States of America and has been divided into clearly marked lanes for traffic, the Minister or, if the highway is under municipal jurisdiction, the municipality with jurisdiction over the highway may erect signs marking any lane on the highway, or on any part of the highway, as a border approach lane. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 26.

Offence

(2) No person shall drive a vehicle in a border approach lane except in accordance with the regulations made under this section. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 26.

Authority to stop vehicles


(3) A police officer may require a driver of a vehicle in a border approach lane to stop and the police officer may demand that the driver and occupants of the vehicle produce for examination the identification or authorization, or both, required under this section. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 26.

Same


(4) The driver and occupants of a vehicle shall comply with any requirement or demand made by a police officer under subsection (3). 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 26.

Regulations


(5) The Minister may make regulations,

(a) limiting the use of border approach lanes to vehicles, or any class or type of vehicles, that are clearly authorized in accordance with the regulation;

(b) limiting the use of border approach lanes to drivers or occupants of vehicles, or of any class or type of vehicles, or any class of drivers or occupants, who carry identification in accordance with the regulation;

(c) prescribing conditions and circumstances for the use of border approach lanes by vehicles or persons described in clause (a) or (b), including limiting the use of border approach lanes to specified months or times of the year, days or time of day;

(d) prescribing the authorization that is required for a vehicle, or a vehicle belonging to a prescribed class or type of vehicle, to be entitled to use border approach lanes;

(e) prescribing the identification that is required for a person, or a prescribed class of person, to be entitled to use border approach lanes;

(f) governing the erection of signs and the placing of markings to identify border approach lanes;

(g) prescribing the types of the signs and markings referred to in clause (f), instructions to be contained on them and the location of each type of sign and marking;

(h) exempting buses, ambulances, fire apparatus, commercial motor vehicles as defined in subsection 16 (1) that are engaged in highway maintenance or construction and any other type or class of vehicle from any of the limitations in the regulation, and prescribing conditions and circumstances for such exemptions;

(i) exempting any class of drivers or occupants from any of the limitations in the regulation, and prescribing conditions and circumstances for such exemptions;

(j) prescribing the maximum length of a border approach lane. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 26.

Regulation may be general or specific

(6) A regulation made under subsection (5) may be general or specific in its application and may apply differently to different classes or types of vehicles or persons. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 26.


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