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).
Suppliers of goods and services to road accident victims can send documents and get their eight-digit supplier number online (section in French only).
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Safe driver behaviour and the technology used to build vehicles help make our roads safer.
Speeding is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in Québec. Not only does it put lives in danger, but it also has tangible legal...
Alcohol impairs your ability to drive as of the first drink. If you drink and drive, you are putting your life and the lives of others at risk, and...
If you get behind the wheel while impaired by drugs or by any medication that affects your ability to drive, you are putting your life and the lives...
Using a portable electronic devices while driving is strictly prohibited. Simply holding it in your hand or in any other manner while you are driving is prohibited.
Fatigue is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents on Québec roads, along with alcohol, speeding and distraction. Don't let fatigue take you to...
When driving, certain basic rules ensure the safety of other road users. Those rules must be obeyed at all times. Sharing the road with other users...
Turning right at a red light is allowed across the province of Québec, except on the island of Montréal and where prohibited by a traffic sign.
Rear-view mirrors cannot cover all areas around a vehicle, which means that blind spots exist that prevent drivers from seeing other road users. The...
Driving at night increases the risk of being involved in an accident. With the combination of reduced visibility, glare and fatigue, it is best to...
In winter, drivers must adapt their driving to weather and road conditions. Winter tires are mandatory from December 15 to March 15 inclusive.
Your children's safety in cars does not depend only on them being properly buckled in. Car seats must be suited to their height and weight and comply...
Certain rules apply if you use a truck or trailer for personal purposes.
Before modifying your car, find out which modifications are allowed and which ones are prohibited to avoid problems.
Here are a few tips on how to travel safely with your pet, whether it be a four-legged friend, a bird (whether in a cage or free) or a fish in an...
You must obey the Move-Over Law and move over to leave space between you and any emergency vehicle, tow truck or surveillance vehicle that is stopped...
In road work zones, you must obey the orange signs and slow down in order to comply with the posted speed limit. Doing so is essential in order to...
Here are some valuable tips to help you drive more safely and maintain your vehicle in good condition.
Cars are safer because of airbags and seat belts.
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When people know what the law says, we can ask them to work with us to help make our roads safer.
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