The SAAQ offers most of its publications free of charge. However, some publications are sold through Les Publications du Québec.

In accordance with the SAAQ’s language policy, publications intended for SAAQ employees and Québec businesses are only available in French. For a complete list of all our publications, please refer to the French version of this page.

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Bike day
A Bike Day (PDF - 2 Mo) (36 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-4718A

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.

Accompagnying passenger
Accompagnying Rider's Guide - Passenger Vehicle (PDF - 852 ko) (31 pages) C-4932-A

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.

Accompagnying motorcycle
Accompanying Rider's Guide on a Motorcycle (PDF - 2 Mo) (36 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-4919-A

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.

Airbag Deactivation
Air Bag Deactivation (PDF - 695 ko) (8 pages) C-6208-A

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.

Buckle up
Always... Buckle Up! (PDF - 390 ko) (7 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-5313-A

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.

Analysis of the Accident Risk for Right-Hand Drive Vehicles in Québec N/D

Are you a distracted driver? Take the test! (PDF - 54 ko) (2 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-5473-2-A

Do you do all sorts of other things while driving? You’re much more distracted than you think. Take the quiz!

Tempted text
Are You Tempted to Text at the Wheel? (PDF - 158 ko) (2 pages) C-5323-1-A

A promotional tool for the Focus Mode mobile application.

Carefree Travel (PDF - 559 ko) (20 pages) C-5420A

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. 

Circle Check Guide (PDF - 8 Mo) (174 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-6156-A

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.

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Compensation for a Diminished Quality of Life
Compensation for a Diminished Quality of Life (PDF - 420 ko) (18 pages) C-5111-A

This booklet explains the assessment process and calculation methods used to arrive at a compensation decision in your case.

Table death benefits
Compensation Table for 2017 (PDF - 138 ko) (6 pages) C-6313-A

Compensation Table shows the maximum amounts payable by the SAAQ in connection with an automobile accident.

Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers and Excellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers
Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers and Exellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers (PDF - 3 Mo) (43 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-6243-A

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.

Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Owners and Operators
Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Owners and Operators (PDF - 1,010 ko) (90 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-6244-A

The purpose of this policy is to identify HVOOs who pose a high risk in terms of road safety and protection of the road network. The SAAQ compiles a record for every HVOOs entered in the Register of the Commission des transports du Québec. In particular, this record includes offences that have been committed and accidents that have occurred in Québec or elsewhere in Canada. The SAAQ intervenes preventatively with at-risk HVOOs to inform them that their record has deteriorated and to urge them to improve their behaviour.

Criminal code offences
Criminal Code Offences (PDF - 129 ko) (8 pages) C-5223

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.

Demerit points
Demerit Points – Driver's Licence (PDF - 301 ko) (6 pages) C-6083-A

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.

Demerit points penalty
Demerit Points – Penalty (PDF - 103 ko) (6 pages) C-6053-A

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.