Road publications

We provide guidance on various topics through our publications. You will find reports, guides, procedures and other publications related to road transportation.

Topic Title Description TP number

Defects and recalls

2013-2018 Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility
Rear Suspension Failures Due to Improperly Installed Aftermarket Bushings

During a service repair, an aftermarket bushing may have been installed improperly.

TP 14665

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2018

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Research and testing, statistics and data

Observational Survey of Cell Phone use by Drivers of Light Duty Vehicles 2006-2007

Collection of data on the use of cell phones across Canada by Light Duty Vehicle drivers.

TP 2436

Research and testing, commercial vehicles

Technical Considerations: Questionnaire responses from Truck and Engine Manufacturers Associations Regarding Heavy Truck Speed Limiters

Questions and answers about Heavy Truck speed limiters.

TP 14809

School bus safety, child restraints

Child Seats on School Buses

Overview of school bus safety.

TP 2436

School bus safety, child restraints

School Bus Restraints for Small Children in Canada

Study that assessed the safety of preschool-aged children travelling in school buses.

TP 14325

School bus safety, Research and testing, statistics and data

School Bus Collisions 1995-2004

Summary of collisions that involved school buses from 1995 to 2004.

TP 2436

School bus safety

School Bus Mirror Adjustment Procedures

Mirror adjustment procedures to help operators maximize the benefits of their mirror systems.

TP 14603

School bus safety

Occupant Protection in Buses - A Brief Review of the Current Literature

Literature review of research on bus crashworthiness and occupant protection.

N/A

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2017

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2016

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2015

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2014 (PDF, 474 KB)

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2013 (PDF, 424 KB)

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2012 (PDF, 384 KB)

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2011 (PDF, 303 KB)

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2010

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2009

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2008

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2007

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2006

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2005

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision Statistics: 2004

Collection of data on all reportable motor vehicle collisions across Canada.

TP 3322

Statistics and data, Research and testing

Update of data sources on collisions involving motor vehicles and large animals in Canada

Update of the 2003 report documenting the underestimation of the number of animal and vehicle collisions in Canada.

TP 14798

Commercial vehicles

12 and 15 Passenger Large Vans

Key points to consider before using or buying large passenger vans.

TP 2436

Commercial vehicles

Directive for the Issuance of Exemptions From Regulatory Requirements Pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Transport Act

How the Minister’s opinion is formed in granting exemptions from regulatory requirements.

TP 14832

Stay safe when driving

Air Bag Deactivation: What you need to know to make an informed decision

General information about deactivating your vehicle’s air bag.

TP 13178

Stay safe when driving

Riding on air

Information and guidance on using your vehicle’s tires safely.

TP 2823

Stay safe when driving, commercial vehicles

Trucks, Buses, MPVs: Federal Lighting Equipment Location Requirements

Guide on federal requirements for the lighting of trucks, buses and multi-purpose vehicles.

TP 14116

Stay safe when driving, commercial vehicles

Trailers: Federal Lighting Equipment Location Requirements

Guide on federal requirements for the lighting of trailers.

TP 14117

Defects and recalls

Archived – Older General Motors Pontiac Grand Am Air Bag Safety

Recall for the air bag of the General Motors Pontiac Grand Am

TP 14665

Defects and recalls

Archived – Faulty Flex-Fan Blades in Older Cars and Trucks

Recall for the Flex-Fan blades in older cars and trucks.

TP 2436

Defects and recalls

Archived – 2011-2015 Ford Explorer: Potential Rear Suspension Failures Under Certain Conditions

Recall for the rear suspension of the Ford Explorer.

TP 14665

Research and testing

Assessment of the effect of automatic slack adjusters on brake adjustment

Transport Canada conducted an assessment of the effectiveness of the regulatory change to the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

TP 14214

School bus safety, child restraints

Usability Study of the Universal Anchorage System for Child Restraints in School Buses and Passenger Vehicles

Study that assessed the effectiveness of universal anchorage systems in cars and school buses.

TP 14702

Stay safe when driving

Strategies for Reducing Driver Distraction from In-Vehicle Telematics Devices: A Discussion Document

Discussion document helping Transport Canada to understand the need for potential government intervention.

TP 14133

Stay safe when driving

Strategies for Reducing Driver Distraction from In-Vehicle Telematics Devices

Description of the initiatives underway at Transport Canada to address driver distraction from in-vehicle telematics devices.

TP 14409

School bus safety

Evaluation of Occupant Protection in Buses

Report describing the results of a review of bus occupant protection research and regulatory practices in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe.

TP 14006

Stay safe when driving

Low-speed vehicle information sheet

Information on low-speed lightweight limited purpose vehicle

TP 2436

Commercial vehicles

Heavy Truck Speed Limiter Reports

Six studies and assessments commissioned by Transport Canada (TC) to assess the implications of a national heavy truck speed limiter requirement from a safety, environmental, economic and operational perspective.

 

Stay safe when driving

Guidelines on Enforcement and Compliance Policy

Guide intended to inform stakeholders who share responsibility for the safety of regulated vehicles and equipment about what may be expected from Transport Canada officials who enforce the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) and its regulations.

TP 12957

Stay safe when driving

Road Safety in Canada

The purpose of this booklet is to provide information to road safety professionals to assist them in their efforts to promote road safety and to encourage the commitment of all Canadians to rethink road safety and to adopt safer behaviour.

TP 15145

Stay safe when driving

Winter Tire Safety Tips

Tips on buying and installing snow tires to improve safety while driving in winter.

 

Stay safe when driving

Be Bright Like the Warning Light!

Information on warning light and indicator in vehicles.

TP 14665

Defects and recalls, child restraints

Safety alerts and notices for child car seats

Safety alerts and notice to inform parents and caregivers about child car seat and booster seat safety.

 

Child restraints

Keep kids safe: Car time 1-2-3-4

There are four stages of child car seat including seat belt use for children.

 

Defects and recalls, stay safe when driving

The Importance of having recalled vehicles repaired

When your vehicle is subject to a recall, you should have it repaired right away to ensure it is safe for you, the safety of anyone who drives the vehicle, your passengers, anyone who owns the car after you and other road users.

 

Stay safe while driving

Vehicle Floor Mats - Interference with Accelerator (Gas) and Brake Pedals

If you install aftermarket vehicle floor mats the wrong way, they can make your vehicle speed up suddenly. Learn how to install them properly to reduce the risk of an accident.

 

Research and testing

Study examining relatively broad aspects of drivers' attitudes to speeding.

TP 14756

School bus safety

Comparison of two advance signalling systems, amber lights (eight-light system) and red lights (four-light system).

TP 13903

School bus safety

Summary of work to investigate child passenger protection on school buses.

N/A

School bus safety

Regional consultations on school bus safety.

TP 13713

School bus safety

Study of advance signalling lights for traffic control.

TP 13346

School bus safety

Summary of various topics about School Bus Occupant Protection in Canada.

TP 8013

School bus safety

Study that looked at five different types of seating systems for school buses.

TP 8445

School bus safety

Results from a literature survey, and discussions with stakeholders.

TP 6222

School bus safety

Guide to provide healthcare professionals with information on issues relating to transporting infants and children with special needs in personal vehicles.

TP 14772

Motor Vehicle Safety

2006 Transport Canada review on the level of risk to safety posed by vehicles 15 years and older.

 

Motor Vehicle Safety

Detailed Transport Canada report (with data) from the proceedings of the Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference XVI; June 11-14, 2006; Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Contact us

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