Here is some advice to ensure the safety of passengers and other road users when travelling with a motor home.
In motor homes, wearing a seat belt is mandatory for everyone.
If you have young children, appropriate car seats must be installed in compliance with the law.
You should therefore check:
Since all passengers must be buckled in, the following is of course prohibited:
It is very important that you secure objects that are on board the vehicle to avoid them turning into projectiles in the event of an accident.
Driving a road vehicle is prohibited if a passenger, animal or object blocks your field of vision or hinders your driving.
For additional safety tips, see our section on pets.
Before setting out, it is important to check the following elements:
For more information, see the publication entitled Les véhicules récréatifs – Certaines règles s'appliquent (PDF, 1.2 MB) (in French only).
Diesel-powered motor homes are sometimes equipped with compression release engine brakes, commonly known as Jake brakes.
Because the use of compression brakes produces a very loud noise, several towns and municipalities across Québec prohibit their use.
It is recommended that you become familiar with driving a motor home in order to be able to perform manoeuvres safely and become used to its blind spots.
Last update: September 23, 2016