You can appeal for early release of the impounded vehicle based on the following situations:
|Type of Impoundment||Section of The Traffic Safety Act||Grounds for Appeal|
|Rules of the Road Impoundments||Under Section 280 of The Traffic Safety Act||Please note the only issue before the Highway Traffic Board is if the continued impoundments would pose a serious threat to the health of any person.|
|Rules of the Road Impoundments - Commercial vehicles1||Under Sections 199(2), 199(2.2), 213(1), 209.1(3) and 241.1(2) of The Traffic Safety Act||All of the following criteria must be met:
|Immediate Roadside Suspensions||Under Section 146,146.1, 146.2, 148, 150,150.1 and 150.2||
|Unauthorized Driver - Driving while suspended on no driver’s licence||Under Section 162 of The Traffic Safety Act||
To apply for early release:
- Pick up an Early Release Appeal Receipt at any motor licence issuer after paying a $175 application fee.
- Set up a telephone hearing with the Highway Traffic Board.
- Results of the hearing - whether or not the vehicle will be released early - will be provided by telephone.
- If the vehicle impounded was a vehicle registered in Class A, C, D, F, LV,GC, PT, PB, PC or PS and has a registered gross vehicle weight of 5,000 kg or greater, is being used for a commercial purpose and was impounded for:
- Exceed speed limit by at least 50 km/h (1st offence)
- Fail to stop for a peace officer (1st offence)
- Exceed speed limit by at least double the speed (2nd offence within 12 months)
- Driving without due care or reasonable consideration (3rd and subsequent offence within 12 months)
- A second or subsequent offence for driving an unregistered vehicle offence