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Canada's Road Safety Strategy 2015

In Canada, responsibility for road safety is divided among various levels of government. This responsibility underscores the need for collaboration and cooperation in the development of road safety strategies to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on Canada’s roadways.

The purpose of this website is to share Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2015 with all Canadians and to provide road safety professionals with a comprehensive tool to obtain information on effective road safety strategies, initiatives and countermeasures.

You are invited to “Rethink Road Safety” to help us achieve our Vision of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world!

National Safety Code Standard 11 - Update 2014

Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Updated National Safety Code Standard 11 – Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections

NSC 11 on Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections (PMVI) is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed by all Ministers of Transport in September 1991 to ensure the mechanical fitness of commercial vehicles on the road and promote highway safety. Some 1.8 million vehicles are subject to PMVIs across the country. The standard calls for annual inspections of trucks, tractors and trailers and semi-annual inspections of buses designed to ensure a vehicle's continued safe operating condition. Inspections are conducted at government-licensed facilities.

The updated PMVI was identified as a CCMTA priority project in late 2011, when government representatives and industry stakeholders submitted that the standard needed to be refreshed to reflect current manufacturing standards and evolving vehicle technology. Technical review got under way in spring 2012 and has now wrapped up following two years of extensive collaboration between government and industry. The last update was published in January 2006.

Canada-wide harmonization

In total, more than 20 technical experts participated actively in the project, representing all provinces and territories as well as a number of industry groups, including Motor Coach Canada, the Ontario Trucking Association, Pacific Western Transportation from Alberta, the Manitoba Trucking Association and the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association. Submissions were received from all other trucking associations as well as Transport Canada, ensuring a broad basis of representation and consensus in the final product. Throughout the update process, extensive consultation took place with specialty associations, including vehicle and equipment manufacturers, to seek their expertise and feedback. The end result is a standard that is considerably more comprehensive and technically up-to-date than previous iterations and was developed with the full support and expertise of industry stakeholders. A majority of jurisdictions have committed to implementing the revised standard by reference starting in 2015 or as per their respective legislative requirements.

CCMTA is committed to maintaining the solid foundation of the program, and will continue to bring up updates and amendments to the PMVI standard to Deputy Ministers and Ministers for their review and endorsement. For more information on the updated standard, please contact

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