Canada Post mail­box reg­u­la­tions

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Editorial -

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/

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