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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Safe driver behaviour and the technology used to build vehicles help make our roads safer.
It is important to be aware of the risks involved in riding a motorcycle and to manage those risks properly. Since motorcyclists are more vulnerable...
To enjoy riding your moped or scooter safely, it is important that you understand the associated risks and apply the proper techniques to avoid them.
Bicycle safety starts with obeying the Highway Safety Code and adopting defensive cycling behaviours. Be alert, be visible and ride safely – it's...
Electric bikes do not need to be registered. However, the Highway Safety Code sets out specific rules regarding their use, including the obligation to...
For their own safety, pedestrians must obey the Highway Safety Code and conduct themselves responsibly.
Here are a few safety tips and rules to follow while rollerblading, skateboarding or riding a non-motorized scooter.
On a snowmobile, you must obey the law and use common sense, for your own safety and the safety of others.
If you are an ATV or trail bike enthusiast, you have to follow certain basic rules to operate those vehicles legally and ensure your own safety and the safety of others.
To get around in an electric wheelchair, you have to follow safety rules.
To drive a motor home (recreational vehicle or RV), you need a Class 5 driver’s licence (as you do for an automobile) and vehicle registration that is appropriate to the vehicle’s use. Remember that seat belt use is mandatory for all passengers.
When travelling in a fifteen-passenger van, for your safety and the safety of others, you must obey the law and use common sense.
When travelling on a public road, operators of farm machinery and combinations of farm machinery wider than 2.6 metres must respect certain obligations to ensure their safety and the safety of other road users.
There are more than 150,000 heavy vehicles registered in Québec. Speed limiters, blind spots, driver fatigue: driving a heavy vehicle safely requires...
Certain vehicles are automatically authorized to use flashing or rotating lights or other special lights. Other vehicles require authorization by the SAAQ to use such equipment.
Low-speed vehicles are fully electric vehicles with a maximum speed between 32 and 40 km/h. They have limited access to the road network.
The term "autonomous vehicle" refers to a road vehicle equipped with an automated driving system that can operate a vehicle at driving automation...
Last update: March 2, 2016
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