BC Highway Patrol stops vehicle with extensive modifications

Prince George, BC Highway Patrol, Traffic Patrol

2023-06-05 10:32 PDT

File # BCHP Prince George 2023-315

With the summer season and beautiful weather upon us, car enthusiasts take their antique vehicles, collector vehicles and modified specialty vehicles out of hibernation and onto the streets and highways to be enjoyed not only by their owners, but adults and children alike.

On May 31, 2023, BC Highway Patrol - Prince George stopped a motorist in the area of Ruggles Street, operating a vehicle with extensive modifications. Upon performing a roadside inspection, it was noted the vehicle did not comply with the BC Motor Vehicle Act Regulations (MVAR) and did not meet the parameters of an exemption under the MVAR said Cpl. Serge Bruneau of BCHP – Prince George.

Passenger side view of a black antique car with no fenders and a very large, exposed, enhanced engine

The driver was issued a violation ticket and issued an inspection order for the vehicle in question, which was registered as a 1931 Ford.

BC Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that modifications to a vehicle must meet the requirements of the MVAR. Also, if you believe your vehicle falls under an exemption, ensure you are familiar with the requirements of that exemption.

Some modifications to a vehicle increase the risk of altering or negating safety mechanisms, operation or overall handling of a vehicle. This may lead to an increased risk to the occupants, other motorists, pedestrians or cyclists on the roads.

BC Highway Patrol in partnership with Prince George Municipal Traffic Services are dedicated to road safety and are focusing on vehicle modification and compliance with the MVAR as part of their regular enforcement on the roadways.

BC Highway Patrol 

Released by:

Cpl. Mike Moore
Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
Office: 604 526-9744

Email: bchp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
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