TORONTO, Ont. – CTA is asking for the delay of the proclamation of the Motor Vehicle Transport Act until safety ratings are applied consistently in all Canadian jurisdictions.
CTA CEO David Bradley, in a letter to Transport Minister Tony Valeri, pointed to a review from 2000 condemning the lack of consistency among the provincial safety rating systems and the current lack of implementation of such basic elements of the National Safety Code (NSC) such as the vehicle weight threshold, facility audit standards, and intervention measures.
“For too long, the credibility of the National Safety Code has suffered from inconsistent implementation, enforcement, and commitment,” wrote Bradley. “The industry expects no less than precision when rating a company’s safety performance and believes our concerns over the current lack of consistency can no longer be set aside.”
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