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Justin e36 12-26-2003 10:45 PM

Is it illegal to mod your car? Here's the revised Ontario Legislation Bill 241.
It has been brought to our attention that the revision of Bill 241 - Road Safety Act, 2002, is an act to enhance safety and mobility on Ontario's roads...specifically section 172.2 (1) states:

"172.2 (1) No person shall drive or permit to be driven on a highway a motor vehicle with a prescribed part, containing a prescribed substance or equipped with prescribed equipment in prescribed circumstances."

Basically, this indicates that ANY aftermarket performance part installed on a motor vehicle can be labeled illegal. The direct effects will include Police having complete discrepancy over what constitutes an illegal street car based on evidence that the vehicle has ANY aftermarket performance parts installed.

Let's not even joke about what this Bill will do to our growing industry. Performance aftermarket suppliers will not be able to sell parts legally. Tickets will be issued by the Police for air filters, mufflers, lowered suspension, turbo kits, etc. Anything more than stock may be considered illegal as it could indicate tendencies to street racing.

They are attempting to curb street racing by making any performance improvements above 'stock' illegal. Police have the right to impound vehicles and suspend licenses for vehicles with parts or equipment associated with street racing. The only solid understanding in the legislature is the indication towards the banning of nitrous oxide or NOS, ie. a "prescribed substance". This we can all understand is a piece of equipment intended for extreme performance and should be used only under a controlled racing environment such as a speedway track. Whilst the Bill's intentions are well directed, the wording is very vague and "more targeted enforcement and penalties for illegal activities" should be clearly outlined.

Take the time to read the revisions on the

Also, you may read and sign (11,756 signatures 4-April-03) the online petition...

crazyvadim 12-26-2003 10:49 PM

You gotta be ****in shittin me??!!
I know that there is laws against how loud your car is and how low it is off the ground......but this is gettin bad

Understated 12-26-2003 11:14 PM


moerom 12-26-2003 11:22 PM

Old, but definitely needs to be watched out for.

These decisions are made by ignorant and misinformed agencies that think that anyone with a good looking or modded car "must" street race like in the movies. It's the same shit as when you say, "cool" around your parents and they think that this new slang is going to ruin you because it was used by rebels :(

WhadUpp 12-26-2003 11:23 PM

This bill will hurt all car enthusiasts since it leaves to much discretion to the police and any aftermarket part can be deemed illegal which would really suck. This is what I think of this:moon:

As much as I agree that the roads should be safe, society should not be controlled to this degree. As long as you are not endangering anyone then you've done nothing wrong.

What this bill basically construes is that youre already guilty before you have committed any crime by punishing anyone that has "fast" parts but has not been observed and caught going "fast".

windsor318is 12-27-2003 12:20 AM

thats pretty gay, how much can the ticket be anyways........ who cares as long as theres no point on my license.

SickFinga 12-27-2003 12:42 AM

I dunno guys, but this sounds like they are talking about nitrous

AlpWhitE46 12-27-2003 01:25 AM

guys hasnt this damn bill be brought around like 100 times...its just around..i doubt anything like that will happen..there are so many car enthusiasts around..they would not let something like that happen.

Soldo 12-27-2003 01:49 AM

Who cars, honestly, speeding is illeagal too, i don't see THAT stoping anytime soon!
If we have to stick to stock, then its all about EURO/JAP spec OEM parts!

King Luis 12-27-2003 02:56 AM

i know every one is going to say that that is gay and screw them. i totally agree. but what about companies like Mopar and SVT and Nismo and M Power and AMG. these companies put out performance parts that are from a car manufacturer. will these parts be illegal too??? i know mopar is coming out with a stage 3 turbo upgrade for the srt-4 and the turbo pt-cruiser. are these parts going to be illegal also????

Jon@Bimmersport 12-27-2003 02:57 AM


Originally posted by SickFinga
I dunno guys, but this sounds like they are talking about nitrous
**** that. i want it anyway. lol

they are just saying that...but even cops dont enforce it..unless u are ****ing around or piss them off..they will come after u. but if u got a nice clean car and ur going the limit and not ****ing around then they wont come and enforce that..thats been there for a year now lol

M50E30 12-27-2003 03:39 AM

People! You forget that you hold the most valuable thing...your vote! Talk to your local politician and tell him that you will not stand for sutch a ridiculous idea.

Justin e36 12-27-2003 03:43 AM

exactly. I also posted a link to the petition where you can comment too, doesn't hurt to take a minute for that.

Jon@Bimmersport 12-27-2003 03:44 AM

btw..i forgot to add..they wont ban modding cars...modding cars REALLY helps with the being bought in MASS amounts everyday in ONLY toronto..imagine the rest of province? it will hurt the economy too much to ban modding cars.

ROBM3 12-27-2003 03:45 AM

Fuk modifying cars ! I'm buying a stock 348tb ferrari ! lol

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