Q&A - Improperly Equipped Motor Vehicle
Would you please explain section 219(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act? My driver window gear stopped working on the Labour Day weekend (4 days ago) and I have not had time to get back to the dealer to have it repaired. The officer informed me that this is a safety issue if the vehicle ended up in the river I would be trapped. My thoughts were twofold: one that the window likely wouldn't work underwater even if in working condition beforehand, and secondly that an inoperable window doesn't seem dangerous enough to warrant a fine. I've been looking today through the MVA and other regulations to see how section 219 is applied and cannot seem to clarify the situation for myself.