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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A seat belt reduces by half the risk of being killed or seriously injured in an accident. It's the best possible protection!
The Highway Safety Code (HSC) is clear: wearing a seat belt correctly is mandatory. If you fail to do so, you face a fine and having 3 demerit points...
The law is no different when you are in a taxi or using rideshare services! All passengers must fasten their seat belts.
If children are unable to fasten their seat belts, they must be placed in child safety seats that are appropriate for their weight and height.
Seat belts restrict upper body movement and keep pregnant women and their babies as far away as possible from the steering wheel and dashboard.
Seat belts reduce the risk of being killed or seriously injured in an accident by half. Buckling up could save your life!
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