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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The guide contains safety information and tips from specialists to organize a short bike tour (one day or less) and includes a checklist for organizers who are touring with young people ages 10 to 14. The guide lists the principal steps to planning a bike tour, preparing equipment, roadside repairs, food and safety rules. The participant notebook included with the guide encourages young people to take part in organizing a bike tour. Available online only.
The person who is going to serve as accompanying rider during a learner's practice sessions will have to devote time and energy over eight or twelve months, depending on the learner's decision about taking a course in a recognized driving school. This guide is intended to help the accompanying rider in carrying out that task.
The person who is going to serve as accompanying rider during a learner's practice sessions will have to devote time and energy to imparting the skills needed by the learner to safely operate a motorcycle, while developing responsible habits that ensure safe and enjoyable travel. This guide is intended to help the accompanying rider in carrying out that task.
Airbags are proven, effective safety devices. You can deactivate the front airbags in your vehicle if they pose a risk for you or one of your vehicle’s other users. Reading this document will help you make an informed decision.
Seat belts reduce the risk of death and severe injury in a crash by half. Each year thousands of Quebecers sustain a cervical sprain in an automobile accident. The best way to prevent this type of injury is to properly adjust the headrest. Airbags cushion the Impact! Airbags work best in combination with a seat belt, especially in high-speed collisions.
Do you do all sorts of other things while driving? You’re much more distracted than you think. Take the quiz!
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Intended as a reference tool, this publication lists the precautions you should take before travelling outside Québec if you plan on using a vehicle. It also provides useful tips on what you should do in the event of an accident.
This guide is intended for heavy vehicle owners, operators and drivers and all stakeholders in the transportation industry who play a role in heavy vehicle maintenance and road safety. The Highway Safety Code specifies that all heavy vehicles must have been checked within the previous 24 hours, otherwise a new “circle check” must be carried out. The circle check is performed by the driver or by a person designated by the operator in order to ensure that the heavy vehicle complies with the standards in effect.
This booklet explains the assessment process and calculation methods used to arrive at a compensation decision in your case.
Compensation Table shows the maximum amounts payable by the SAAQ in connection with an automobile accident.
The first section of the document explains how heavy vehicle drivers' behaviour is assessed, what events are taken into consideration and what interventions can apply to drivers who are at risk. The first section of the document explains how heavy vehicle drivers' behaviour is assessed, what events are taken into consideration and what interventions can apply to drivers who are at risk.
Certain behaviours and actions related to the operation of a road vehicle constitute offences under the Criminal Code. In addition to a driving prohibition, a fine or imprisonment, a conviction for one of these offences results in administrative penalties under the Highway Safety Code, in particular revocation of a driver's licence and suspension of the right to obtain a driver's licence.
The Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec enters demerit points on the record of drivers who commit certain offences under the Highway Safety Code. Demerit points are entered on a driver's record following conviction of an offence or, its equivalent, payment of the fine, once the Société has the judgment in its possession or been advised of the fact by the court.
Highway Safety Code offences lead to the entry of demerit points on the driving record of drivers at fault. A penalty is one of the consequences imposed on driver's licence holders who have reached or exceeded the number of demerit points set for the bracket that applies to them. Consult this document to find out how to get a new driver's licence at the end of a penalty period.
In Québec, a permit allows access to parking space reserved for disabled persons who have limited walking ability or cannot move about independently without risk to their health or safety. The permit allows a disabled person, whether a vehicle driver or passenger, to use a handicapped parking space.
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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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