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S.M. 2008, c. 15

Bill 13, 2nd Session, 39th Legislature

The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Damage to Infrastructure)

(Assented to June 12, 2008)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. H60 amended


The Highway Traffic Act is amended by this Act.


The following is added after section 189:

Offence re damaging a highway


If a highway is damaged by a vehicle or by the load on a vehicle, the following persons are guilty of an offence:

(a) the driver who was driving or towing the vehicle when the damage occurred, and any person who caused or permitted him or her to drive or tow it;

(b) any person who loaded the vehicle, and any person who caused or permitted another person to load the vehicle, if the load

(i) was higher or wider than the maximum height or width allowed under this Act or the regulations, or

(ii) did not comply with the conditions of a permit that had been issued under section 87 in respect of the vehicle or load.

Offence by vehicle owner


The owner of a vehicle by means of which or in relation to which an offence under subsection (1) is committed is guilty of the same offence.



A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) or (2) is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $5,000.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.