All measurements are carried out using the vehicle on a flat horizontal surface and at an unpolluted weight (according to paragraph 2, paragraph 1, of the Road Safety Regulation, but without accessories normally removed from the vehicle when it is not in service). The tyres are inflated at the pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer and all systems that may affect the height of the vehicle`s structure (for example. B air suspensions, etc.) will be in the vehicle`s travel configuration travelling at 56 km/h on a flat horizontal surface. The height of the PEAS of the vehicle mentioned in Option 1 is measured at the most advanced location where a vertical plane cuts a complete section5 of the vehicle`s PEAS. The heights of the upper and lower primary structure are determined as the heights of the top or bottom of the smallest vertical rectangle that surrounds the outer surfaces of the PEAS section. Applicability: These performance criteria do not apply to vehicles that a manufacturer is unable to meet due to fundamental practice and operating problems (e.g. B very low sales volume vehicles, convertibles, very low-height sports cars and very low-rise vehicles and removable door vehicles) or should be excluded from distribution on the market if compliance is required. In the case of excluded vehicles, the manufacturer of Transport Canada must, upon request, provide a declaration of exclusion. Applicability: All light trucks with GVWRs up to 4536 kg (10,000 pounds), except, Low production volume vehicles, vehicles over 3856 kg of GVWR with functional criteria that prevent them from meeting performance criteria (. For example, postal vehicles, military vehicles, public and private services, vehicles specially designed for off-road use and incomplete vehicles) which, according to the manufacturer, cannot meet the performance criteria without seriously compromising their functionality. Appendix A sets out the performance criteria for vehicles to improve crash compatibility and the date for the implementation of these criteria for vehicles it markets in Canada. Until September 1, 2009, vehicles can be designed to comply with either Option 1 or Option 2.
As of September 1, 2009, these vehicles will be designed in accordance with Option 2. The objective of this agreement between Transport Canada and “COMPANY” is to establish the terms and conditions for marketing in Canada, vehicles designed according to the Schedule A performance criteria, as amended from time to time. The measurement of the height of the secondary energy absorption structure of the option 2 vehicle must be determined as the height of the horizontal plane tangent at the lowest point of the secondary energy-absorbing structure. Motor vehicle safety is the joint responsibility of manufacturers, consumers and governments.