1st Session, 40th Legislature
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THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AMENDMENT ACT (POWERS OF TRAFFIC AUTHORITIES OVER CYCLING TRAFFIC)
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The Highway Traffic Act is amended by this Act.
2 The centred heading "DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION" is added before section 1.
3(1) The definition "traffic" in subsection 1(1) is replaced with the following:
"traffic" includes any of the following, singly or in combination, while on a highway:
(a) vehicles and other conveyances,
3(2) The following is added before the centred heading "APPLICATION OF ACT":
(a) this Act requires the driver or operator of a vehicle to drive or operate it as close as practicable to the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway or in the extreme right-hand lane of a laned roadway; and
(b) complying with the requirement would require the driver or operator to travel
(i) completely or partly in a traffic lane that is designated for the exclusive or primary use of non-vehicular traffic, or
(ii) between the roadway's right-hand edge or curb and a traffic lane that is designated for the exclusive or primary use of non-vehicular traffic;
the driver or operator is deemed to comply with the requirement if the vehicle is driven or operated as close as is safe and practicable to the boundary of the non-vehicular traffic lane that is closer to the roadway's centre.
1(5) Subsection (4) applies, with necessary changes, when this Act requires the driver or operator of a vehicle to drive or operate it
(a) as close as practicable to the left-hand edge or curb of the roadway; or
4 Subsection 90(1) is amended
(a) in clause (a), by striking out "stopping, and standing of vehicles" and substituting "stopping and standing of vehicles and bicycles";
(b) in clause (d), by adding ", including prohibiting certain traffic from travelling on certain routes of travel or requiring certain traffic to travel only on certain routes of travel" at the end;
(c) in clause (l), by adding ", including prohibiting certain traffic from travelling on certain traffic lanes or requiring certain traffic to travel only on certain traffic lanes" at the end;
(d) in clause (n), by adding "or bicycles" after "vehicles"; and
(e) by adding the following after clause (n):
5 Subsections 145(5) to (7) are replaced with the following:
145(5) A person operating a bicycle or power-assisted bicycle on a highway must operate it in accordance with the regulations.
145(6) A person must not operate a bicycle or power-assisted bicycle on a highway beside a moped, mobility vehicle, bicycle or power-assisted bicycle that is operating in the same traffic lane.
145(7) Subsection (6) does not apply
(a) when the person is
(i) making or attempting to make a turn on the highway, or
(ii) overtaking or passing a moped, mobility vehicle, bicycle or power-assisted bicycle; or
6 Subsection 319(1) is amended
(a) by adding the following after clause (ccc.1):
(ccc.2) prescribing how bicycles or power-assisted bicycles are to be operated on highways or, with or without conditions, exempting any of them from the application of a provision of this Act;
(b) by adding the following after clause (jjjj.5):
(jjjj.6) prescribing matters about which a traffic authority may make rules or by-laws for the purpose of clause 90(1)(o);
7 This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.