The Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) regulates the manufacture and importation of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment to reduce the risk of death, injury and damage to property and the environment.
Under the Act, Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Directorate conducts a research program focused on real-world collisions to evaluate the effectiveness of current safety standards and estimate the potential of new safety measures.
In addition, a major part of the Directorate’s mandate is the investigation of alleged manufacturing safety defects involving vehicle components, tires, and child safety seats.
The Transport Canada investigation group consists of a network of teams across Canada led by a team headquartered in Ottawa.
Collision Analysis has been contracted by Transport Canada as the multidisciplinary research team in Alberta and Saskatchewan to perform:
To learn more about the programs and the regulation of vehicle safety in Canada click here.