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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Here are some valuable tips to help you drive more safely and maintain your vehicle in good condition.
To defog your windshield and your side and rear windows, turn on your car's air conditioning.
Regular rust-proofing by a specialist is an excellent way to delay the appearance of rust on your vehicle.
Use your horn or remote locking device only when necessary, because the noise they produce can be a nuisance. Excessive honking could result in a...
If your headlights have become more opaque over time, have them polished instead of replacing them. You will see better, be seen from farther away and...
Vehicles equipped with winter tires that are in good condition and inflated to the recommended pressure provide better control and optimal traction in winter conditions.
Your tires' contact patch ensures your vehicle's traction on the road. The contact patch and traction level depend on, among other things, the tires'...
From December 1 to March 15, your vehicle must be equipped with four winter tires that meet established standards and are in good condition. Depending...
Make sure that you can see clearly in winter, both before setting out and while you are driving. Get out your snow brush and ice scraper and check...
Before driving off, check to make sure that your headrest is well adjusted. This will ensure maximum protection in the event of an accident.
When purchasing or leasing a vehicle, its safety rating is an important factor to consider to make an informed choice.
Regular maintenance makes your vehicle safer and more reliable. While it may cost a bit of money in the short term, the advantages of regular...
Last update: February 25, 2016
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