New Traffic Safety By-Law No. 894 repealed No. 319 and 799

June 23, 2020

Public Service Announcement

New Traffic Safety By-Law No. 894 repealed No. 319 and 799

June 23rd, 2020 – Iqaluit, Nunavut

 

City Council approved the Traffic Safety By-Law No. 894 that has repealed By-Law No. 319 and No. 799 to set important legislation that advances the regulation and control of vehicles and pedestrians in the City of Iqaluit. The new Traffic Safety By-Law No. 894 was approved during City Council Meeting #17 with Motion #20-167 on June 9th, 2020.

Traffic By-Law No. 894

Fact Sheet

 

  1. The Government of Nunavut amended its previous Motor Vehicles Act in January of 2019, coming into force the “Traffic Safety Act”.

 

  1. The City of Iqaluit drafted a new Traffic Bylaw to repeal the Highway Traffic By-Law No. 319 and Amendments to reflect the amended Traffic Safety Act.

 

  • The updated definitions in the Traffic Safety Act, incorporated in the Traffic Safety By-Law No. 894.
  • The Traffic Safety By-Law No. 894 now addresses Registration and Insurance requirements.

 

  • Speed limits have been amended as follows:
  1. If not otherwise posted, the maximum speed limit within the Municipality is 30 kilometres per hour.
  2. Addresses “slow rate” of speed that impedes or blocks traffic flow.
  3. Conditions of roadways due to weather and other factors.
  4. Graduated Speed limits and Fine schedule

 

0-16 Kilometers over the posted speed limit                   $100.00

17-29 Kilometers over the posted speed limit                 $250.00

30-40 Kilometers over the posted speed limit                 $350.00

41-49 kilometers over the posted speed limit                 $500.00

50 Kilometers and greater over the posted speed limit $1000.00

 

            Powers of seizure and Impoundment of Motor Vehicles

 

  • Vehicles travelling in 50 Kilometers and greater over the posted speed limit are subject to seizure and impoundment of vehicle for 24 hours.
  • Vehicles without valid Insurance and Registration are subject to seizure and impoundment until valid Insurance and Registration provided.

 

  • Use of Seatbelt requirements and implementation of fines.
  • Passing and overtaking vehicles and when passing and overtaking is permitted, prohibited, and associated fines.
  • U-turns permitted, prohibited, and associated fines.
  • Towing of Vehicles and Equipment permitted, prohibited, and associated fines.
  • Vehicle Equipment Requirements including safe operating conditions upon a roadway and associated fines.
  • Requirements for proper load securement when commercial vehicles are travelling on a roadway, and associated fines.
  • Abandoned vehicles, compliance notices and seizure.

 

For additional information, please contact:

 

Lisa Milosavljevic

Communications and Customer Service Manager

City of Iqaluit

867-979-3216

L.Milosavljevic@iqaluit.ca