Did you know that most trucks on the road in Alberta do not meet the provincial regulation for mudflaps and are running the risk of fines?
Many vehicles come from the factory or dealership with equipment that does not meet the minimum standard so it is up to you, the driver to know the rules about mudflaps in Alberta.
The Province of Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act has a specific subsection called the Vehicle Equipment Regulation, section 64 of the Regulation states that ” A motor vehicle or trailer must have a part of its body, a fender or a mudguard that covers the width of each tire” and that ” extend downwards… at least the centre line of the axle”.
There are also some stipulations about the minimum height that the mudguards must be from the ground. Its worth reading so go ahead and use the hyperlink in the preceding paragraph and scroll down to page 32 of the regulation.
If you’re driving a pickup truck in Alberta it pays (literally!) to know the regulation and have effective mudflaps. Here is a handy tool to help you figure out what size mudflaps you need for your truck.