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Volume 60, No. 5
113/2017
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
March 28, 2017

B.C. Reg. 113/2017, deposited March 21, 2017, under the MOTOR VEHICLE ACT [sections 209 (2) and 210]. Order in Council 160/2017, approved and ordered March 20, 2017.

On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that, effective June 5, 2017, the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, B.C. Reg. 26/58, are amended as set out in the attached Appendix.

— T. STONE, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; N. LETNICK, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.

Appendix

1 Section 23.12 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, B.C. Reg. 26/58, is repealed and the following substituted:

Traffic sign changes

23.12 (1) If a warning or regulatory sign is erected by an authority, the authority may substitute another weight, speed, distance or time for the weight, speed, distance or time set out in Schedule 1 or 2 in respect of that sign and the sign erected with this change is valid for the purpose of that Schedule.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the following signs:

(a) Maximum Speed When Approaching or Passing Neighbourhood Golf Carts (Regulatory);

(b) 30 Kilometres Per Hour Tab (Regulatory).

2 Schedule 1 of Division 23 is amended by adding the following sign after the “Maximum Speed Unless Otherwise Posted (Regulatory)” sign:

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60 x 75 cm
MAXIMUM SPEED WHEN APPROACHING OR PASSING NEIGHBOURHOOD GOLF CARTS (Regulatory)
This sign is for use in a designated municipality as defined in section 24.211. This sign establishes a maximum speed of 30 km/h that must be observed by a motor vehicle on a highway that approaches or passes a neighbourhood golf cart, as defined in section 24.211, that is using the highway.
The maximum speed of 30 km/h does not apply if the motor vehicle is approaching or passing a neighbourhood golf cart that is
  (a) safely parked off the roadway, or
  (b) lawfully parked on the roadway and is not impeding traffic.
This sign may be erected on its own or be used below signs indicating that the operation of neighbourhood golf carts is allowed.
Colour: Black on white reflectorized background.

3 Section 24.211 is amended

(a) in the definition of “NGC highway” in paragraph (a) (iii) by striking out “posted” and substituting “erected”,

(b) in the definition of “NGC highway” by adding the following paragraph:

(a.1) a municipal highway that

(i) has a maximum speed limit of over 30 km/hr but no more than 50 km/hr,

(ii) is designated, by bylaw of the council of the designated municipality, for use by neighbourhood golf carts,

(iii) has signs erected by the designated municipality indicating that the operation of neighbourhood golf carts is allowed, and

(iv) has Maximum Speed When Approaching or Passing Neighbourhood Golf Carts (Regulatory) signs, as set out in Schedule 1 of Division 23, erected by the designated municipality; , and

(c) in the definition of “NGC highway” by repealing paragraph (b) (ii) and substituting the following:

(ii) that is immediately adjacent to a municipal highway referred to in paragraph (a) or (a.1); .

4 Section 24.213 (e) is repealed and the following substituted:

(e) the roadway is clear of snow, ice and slush.

5 Section 24.214 is amended by striking out “or” at the end of paragraph (a) and by repealing paragraph (b) and substituting the following:

(b) a municipal highway that has a maximum speed limit that is greater than 30 km/hr and the intersection is controlled by a traffic control signal,

(c) a municipal highway that has a maximum speed limit that is greater than 30 km/hr and the intersection is controlled by only stop signs or only yield signs, or

(d) a municipal highway that has a maximum speed limit that is greater than 30 km/hr and there are signs erected by the designated municipality indicating that neighbourhood golf carts may cross at the intersection.


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