Road safety is everyone’s business and a priority for the SAAQ. Road safety starts with obeying the Highway Safety Code and adopting safe behaviours.
Heavy vehicle drivers, owners and operators, here is everything you need to know to fulfil your obligations and ensure your safety and that of other road users.
In Québec, the transportation of passengers is subject to specific requirements that concern vehicles as well as drivers, owners and operators.
Businesses and self-employed workers can consult, manage or modify their vehicle fleet record online and much more (section in French only).
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Every year, we send you a driver's licence renewal notice that provides various information, including the payment due date.
To obtain a Class 2 licence to drive a bus with a seating capacity of more than 24 passengers, you must have held a valid Class 5 driver's licence for...
To obtain a Class 4B licence to drive a minibus or a small bus with a seating capacity of 24 or fewer passengers, you must have held a Class 5...
If an error appears on your driver's licence or if you wish to change some information, you must notify the SAAQ.
Conditions added to a driver's licence are mainly related to the state of health of drivers and may impose restrictions on their driving.
You can request a copy of a driving record for yourself or other drivers with their authorization.
When peace officers detect a serious Highway Safety Code offence, they can seize a vehicle for 7, 30 or 90 days. The owner may recover the vehicle no later than 10 days after the end of the impoundment period.
Car, motorcycle, truck, snowmobile, farm tractor, trailer… Whatever the vehicle, it must be registered.
Every year, we send you a registration renewal notice. This notice contains various information, including the payment due date.
Select the answer that applies to your situation to find out which procedure you must follow.
If you own a bus or minibus used for your personal needs, you must register it at an SAAQ service outlet.
What is a private bus or minibus?
A bus or...
A bus or minibus used to transport paying passengers must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.
What is a public bus or minibus?
A school bus or minibus must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.
Buses or minibuses that are the exclusive property of a hospital centre, a charity or the fabrique of parish must be registered at an SAAQ service...
Effective October 26, 2017, electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles must bear a green licence plate.
If you use a heavy vehicle to haul cargo or passengers outside Québec, you must have it registered with the International Registration Plan (IRP).
Vehicles bought or sold by a business must be registered at an SAAQ service outlet.
A temporary registration certificate, or "transit", can be issued by the SAAQ or a dealer to allow a vehicle to operate on public roads in Québec for...
The SAAQ has implemented various means to ensure that vehicles on Québec roads are in good mechanical condition.
If you are the driver, owner or operator of a bus or a minibus, you must comply with the requirements that apply to the transportation of passengers.
The Programme enrichi d'accès à la conduite de véhicules lourds (enriched heavy vehicle driver training program) is a program that aims to enable...
To drive a bus or a minibus, you must hold a Class 2 or 4B driver's licence issued by the SAAQ and comply with other obligations related to driving a...
This guide sets forth the mechanical inspection procedures and standards applicable to most vehicles.
Owners and operators of buses and minibuses must know and comply with the rules that govern the transportation of passengers.
Buses and minibuses must meet several requirements to ensure the safety of passengers and other road users.
Owners and operators of buses and minibuses used for transportation outside Québec are required to comply with the IFTA and the IRP and ensure their...
Various government departments and agencies are responsible for overseeing the transportation of passengers.
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The Regulation respecting the hours of driving and rest of heavy vehicle drivers (the Regulation) requires that heavy vehicle drivers document their...
Last update: May 23, 2018
2020 road safety record: 30% decrease in the number of traffic accident victims on Québec roads.
Québec area: 418-643-7620Montréal area: 514-873-7620Elsewhere (Québec, Canada, United States): 1-800-361-7620
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