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Ontario Government to Scrap AMPS

The Ontario government announced May 2, 2016 that it would not be proceeding with its proposed changes to the Provincial Offences Act (POA) which would have seen certain traffic and bylaw matters dealt with through an Administrative Monetary Program System (AMPS).

This proposal would have taken away citizens’ rights to a presumption of innocence in certain cases, without being found guilty in a court of law. More background on this issue can be found at advocatedaily.com

Congratulations to all of the Specialty Vehicle Association of Ontario’s members and clubs who took the time to take up the challenge and contacted their MPPs to voice the displeasure over the AMPS proposal. Congratulations also to the Ontario Government for listening to the electorate. The SVAO considers this a win for all concerned.

New Safety Standards for Ontario
Important infomation for the Specialty Vehicle community:

June 2016: SVAO’s Response to the MTO’s Proposed Draft Light-Duty Inspection Standards (download .pdf)

May 16th, 2016 "Old Autos" article by John Kelly "Safety Standards" (posted with permission).

March 2016: SVAO report
SVAO Chairman Chris Whillans discusses the impending changes to the light vehicle Mechanical Fitness Standards for Ontario, and how they might impact automotive enthusiasts and owners of specialty vehicles. 

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New “Draft” light-duty inspection standards that MTO is proposing in place of Schedules 1 and 2 of O/Reg 611 for a vehicle Ontario Safety Standards Certificate

Earlier this year MTO published a draft version of proposed new standards for Safety Standards Certificate inspections for light duty vehicles, for public comment (the current standards were written ‘way back in 1974!).  The SVAO wrote a submission and sent it in to the MTO. 

Thanks to an advisor to the SVAO, we have been informed that they now have a final version of these standards and they expect these will be law by July, 2016.


 

"What's New" MTO Overview of Proposed Significant Technical Changes .pdf

MTO Updated Passenger / Light-Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard Reference Handbook .pdf

Visit the NewsletterPage to see the SPRING 2015 .pdf edition of the SVAO Newsletter. Read about the proposed changes to the certification process, and Haggerty Insurance 'Default' mileage.

 

Required Emission Control Equipment
Environment ministry enforcement officers are equipped with information regarding the required emission control equipment on specific vehicles. Recently, one of our members asked if we knew an accurate source of information that the collector car community could access. For further information regarding the Drive clean program and specialty vehicles, please visit the Ministry of Environment Drive clean Information page

New Links -Visit:
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The Ontario Automotive Recylclers Association Click Here to find parts from their online inventory

NEW: Hot Rods Emission Requirements Q&A .pdf - Regulation 361/98 Enviro Protection Act

Useful Link: Information on legislation and regulations for the Drive clean program can be found on the www.e-laws.gov.on.ca  website click Here


SEMA ACTION NETWORK EXPANDS TO CANADA - JOIN NOW! It's Free
Please encourage every enthusiast you know to do the same
In the US they have 60,000 members, to have parity we need 6,000. The site is a work in progress, eventually they will have the same process for Canada as they do in the US.


"The SVAO seeks to work in partnership with governments to develop policy that is of benefit to all of Ontario
Governments are currently considering ways to implement many programs that could have devastating impacts on our hobby. We have only to look south of the border to see what can happen to specialty vehicles and their complacent owners when such programs are implemented."
The Issues
SVAO

EMISSIONS TESTING: Governments continue to consider mandatory emission testing as a licensing requirement for all vehicles.

CLUNKER LAWS: Corporate sponsored crushing programs used to trade off industrial pollution credits will reduce the availability of original restoration parts.

MUNICIPAL BY-LAWS: Municipalities have the power to severely restrict how specialty vehicles are stored and where the owners can work on them.

VEHICLE LICENSING: Current licensing fees and programs do not adequately reflect the usage rates and needs of Specialty Vehicles.

COMPULSORY SAFETY INSPECTIONS: Proposed mandatory annual safety inspections
will impact Specialty Vehicles.

SPECIALTY INSURANCE: Existing insurance programs do not necessarily account for the driving patterns of Specialty Vehicles.

PARTNERS WITH GOVERNMENTS: We are the recognized voice of the Specialty Vehicle community in Ontario and will continue to provide input and assistance to governments on auto related matters.

CREATING AN INFORMATION RESOURCE OF THE SPECIALTY VEHICLE COMMUNITY:
To continue to compile the demographic profile of the Specialty Vehicle community and measure its benefits to the province of Ontario.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Dedicated to working with agencies to enact realistic environmental legislation.

A RESOURCE TO THE SPECIALTY VEHICLE COMMUNITY: To assist members in situations where they may be adversely impacted, and to provide an information forum through its quarterly newsletter.

LICENSING: To provide adequate input so that licensing fees and structures will reflect the needs and usage of Specialty Vehicles.

Download and distribute this information sheet on the SVAO and please circulate it
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last updated: Mar 10th, 2016


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