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Raised dump body light and sound warning system

The amendments to the Highway Safety Code include provisions requiring new equipment for all trucks, trailers, and semi-trailers with a dump body.

The final version of the Regulation respecting dump body safety devices was published on April 24, 2019. On September 1, 2020, all vehicles covered by the Regulation will have to be equipped with the required safety device.

The new Highway Safety Code provision requiring these devices, section 257.1, came into effect on April 18, 2019. This section led to the adoption of the Regulation, which specifies the vehicles covered by this requirement and the technical specifications, such as the sound level, where the warning light is to be placed and how rapidly the light must flash. Under the new section 285.1 of the Highway Safety Code, offenders face a fine of $350 to $1,050. 

To find out more, read the document Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Dump Body Safety Devices (PDF, 206 KB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards.. This document is regularly updated further to questions that are sent to us.