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 consequences.
... driving at a speed above the posted speed limit.
Speeding can lead to demerit points.
Each speeding offence is associated with a fine (PDF, 1.2 MB) and, depending on the number of demerit points you have accumulated in your driving record, an increase in the cost of your driver’s licence.
Fines double for speeding in road work zones or school zones (during the school year)!
In order to ensure the safety of workers, schoolchildren and other road users, fines are doubled when it comes to speeding in road work zones and school zones (during the school year). Take care to obey the posted limits and slow down.
…driving at a speed that exceeds the speed limit by:
... driving recklessly and exposing others to unacceptable risks.
Dangerous driving is punishable under the Criminal Code.
The laws of physics apply to everyone!
The laws of physics apply to everyone, even an excellent driver in a high-performance vehicle. Speed:
Québec has entered into reciprocal agreements with Ontario, Maine and the State of New York.
Any offences leading to demerit points that you commit in those jurisdictions are entered on your driving record at the SAAQ, exactly as if those offences had been committed in Québec.