Government of Canada to harmonize bumper standard

OTTAWA, April 2 /CNW Telbec/ – The Government of Canada has proposed an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (MVSR) to harmonize the Canadian bumper standard for passenger cars with similar safety standards fromthe United States and Europe.

The proposed amendment would result in one set of globally regulated test speed requirements for the design of bumpers. This would simplify the bumper design for vehicles destined for the North American and European markets.

“This proposed amendment would offer more choice to Canadians who wish to import vehicles,” said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “At the same time, it would help to maintain the safety of Canadian roads.” …

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