Canada Post mailbox regulations
In response to inquiries from The Gulf News, Canada Post issued the following statement via email:
“While we do have general guidelines for the installation of rural mailboxes, their location along roadways depends on many factors, including the type of road (two lane, four lane, etc.), road markings (double solid yellow lines, dotted lines), speed limit, proximity of hills, curves or road infrastructure such as bridges. All of these allow for some flexibility on the location of the mailbox, but still maintains our safety criteria.
“Rural mailboxes cannot be located in a private driveway. Pulling into and out of a driveway to deliver to a rural mailbox would often mean that the driver would have to back in or out of the driveway and onto the roadway which increases the risk of an accident.
“Any customer who has a safety concern should contact Customer Service (1-800-267-1177). Canada Post employees should bring concerns to the attention of their immediate supervisor. Regulations for rural mailboxes can be found on the Canada Post website at https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/assets/pdf/personal/