Members of the Okanagan Rodtiques and the Apple Valley Cruisers were in Summerland last week for Collector Car Appreciation Day. Kneeling in front

Members of the Okanagan Rodtiques and the Apple Valley Cruisers were in Summerland last week for Collector Car Appreciation Day. Kneeling in front

Fenderless vehicles now allowed on B.C. roads

An amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act means owners of qualifying specialty cars without mud flaps or fenders can now operate legally.

An amendment to British Columbia’s Motor Vehicles Act means owners of qualifying specialty cars without mud flaps or fenders can now operate legally.

“Whether they live here or are visiting, owners of these special, modified vehicles can now drive our roads legally,” said Premier Christy Clark.

“These owners take great pride in their cars and this summer, they can take them where they belong – the open road.”

This amendment exempts qualifying vehicles from the requirement to have mudguards or mud flaps on their cars.

Owners of specialty cars can now operate their vehicles without mudguards or mud flaps where the highway is dry and paved.

Qualifying vehicles must have been built in 1940 or earlier, or be replicas of this vintage.Prior to this change, owners of these vintage or specially vehicles without fenders ran the risk of operating outside of the regulations of the Motor Vehicle Act, which required all vehicles to have mud flaps or fenders.

“This is great news for owners of specialty cars, both here in B.C. and outside of our province, especially as we get ready for a busy season of summer travel through this beautiful province,” said president of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, Okanagan chapter, Jim Carpenter.