Transport Minister Commended for Action on Phantom Vehicles and New Lighting Standards
21 Mar, 2018, 10:21 ET
OTTAWA, March 21, 2018 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Hon. Marc Garneau, today announced new requirements that will eliminate the danger of vehicles driving without lights on in the dark or in circumstances of poor visibility.
"The measures announced today by the Minister will significantly reduce the number of so-called 'phantom' vehicles travelling our roads," said David Adams, President of the Global Automakers of Canada. "For too long, other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists have been put at risk by drivers who fail to put on their full headlight system when travelling at night. While we await the details of the final regulation, the measures the Minister announced today, along with the new vehicle lighting safety standards, appear to also ensure that Canadians will be able to benefit from the most robust vehicle lighting systems available globally," added Adams.
About the Global Automakers of Canada:
Global Automakers (GAC) is the national industry association representing the Canadian interests of 15 of the world's most respected automakers.
The GAC advocates for sound public policy to support a competitive and sustainable automotive market in Canada. Our members are committed to meeting the mobility needs of Canadians by providing greater consumer choice, offering leading edge safety and environmental technologies and eliminating unnecessary regulatory and trade barriers.
The member companies of the GAC sold a record 1,160,446 units in 2017, up 5.5% over 2016 and representing 57% of the market. The members support some 80,000 direct and indirect jobs in Canada along with 60% of Canada's 3,331 dealers across Canada.
SOURCE Global Automakers of Canada
For further information: David Adams 416-333-2873, [email protected]
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