493. Liability of employers under road traffic legislation.

The general law requiring compliance with road traffic legislation, as well as the health and safety legislation, applies to both employers and employees where the employees' work1 involves driving on the public highway, whether in a company vehicle, a hired vehicle or an employee's own vehicle2.

Employers may be liable as owners for offences in connection with the construction and use of vehicles3, or may be made liable for an offence which is an act or omission of their employee or agent4