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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Accompagnying passenger
Accompagnying Rider's Guide - Passenger Vehicle (PDF - 591 ko) (31 pages) C-6369-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.

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

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 - 903 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.

Classes licence
Driver's Licence Classes (PDF - 903 ko) (1 page) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-5172-A

Which class of driver's licence is required to drive a heavy vehicle, an emergency vehicle, a motorcycle or a farm tractor? This document discloses the necessary classes of driver's licence depending on the type of road vehicle.

Condition x
Driver's Licence with Condition X (PDF - 170 ko) (6 pages) C-5221-A

Condition X requires the mandatory use of an alcohol ignition interlock device for a period of 1 to 3 years (or life), depending on the number and type of convictions the person has received within a reference period of 10 years.

Driving quebec
Driving a vehicle in Québec (PDF - 358 ko) (6 pages) C-5303-A

Non-residents visiting Québec may drive a road vehicle in Québec for 6 consecutive months without being the holder of a Québec driver's licence. However, they must meet certain conditions.

Unfarourable decision
Have you received a unfavourable medical decision concerning your driver’s licence? (PDF - 313 ko) (5 pages) C-6126-A

If you are not satisfied with this decision, you can ask for a review at the SAAQor challenge the decision before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec. If you believe that you can prove that your are capable of driving safely despite your illness or handicap, you can also request that the SAAQ render a new decision under its discretionary power. This document is available in electronic format only.

Licence m o
Licence Bearing Condition M or O (PDF - 228 ko) (4 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-6096-A

Conditions that are added to a licence are obligations that the holder must comply with when driving a vehicle. A letter is assigned to each condition. Conditions M and O are related to the state of health of a driver’s licence holder whose medical file indicates moderate or complete loss of hearing.

Pay your fines to keep your driving and operating privileges (PDF - 428 ko) (6 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-5212-A

Paying traffic fines is a responsibility intertwined with the privileges of driving and operating a motor vehicle. Once the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec is notified by the collecting entity of a fine imposed for an offence under the Highway Safety Code or a municipal traffic or parking bylaw that has not been paid, these privileges are withdrawn until the debt is settled.

Presentation of Québec driver's licences (PDF - 304 ko) (2 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-4772-3-A

Each information field on licences issued by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec is numbered. The same numbers are used on all the various types of licences (driver's licence, probationary licence, learner's licence and restricted licence). The definition of the holder's licence classes, conditions and endorsements appear on the back of the licence.

Prospective heavy vehicle driver
Prospective Heavy Vehicle Driver (PDF - 596 ko) (28 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-6141-A

This publication sets out the requirements that must be satisfied for the issue of a driver's licence bearing class 1, 2 or 3, taking prospective heavy vehicle drivers through the steps. Aside from new heavy vehicle drivers, this brochure is intended for holders of a driver's licence bearing class 3 who want to obtain class 1 or 2 authorization, and for those who hold class 2 and want to be allowed to drive vehicles covered by class 1.

Prospect moped
Prospective Moped or Scooter Operator (PDF - 860 ko) (6 pages) C-6115-A

Since May 2, 2010, passing the Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Moped or Motorized Scooter driving course has been mandatory to obtain a licence to drive a moped or scooter (Class 6D). This new folder introduces the course and explains how to get and keep a driver's licence. It also includes a sample family contract to be signed by the prospective driver and a parent or legal guardian, setting the rules for each party and specifying their respective expectations and responsibilities.

Prospect moto
Prospective Motorcycle Operator (PDF - 532 ko) (27 pages) C-6057-A

Since operating a motorcycle has particular demands, it is very important that riders acquire the knowledge and skills required for handling this type of vehicle. With a view to ensuring better learning, the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec reinstated the obligation for all prospective motorcycle licence holders (classes 6A, 6B and 6C) to take a driving school's theory and practical course. You are urged to read this brochure attentively to find out how to get a driver's licence for a motorcycle.

Prospect threewheeled
Prospective Three-Wheeled Motorcycle Driver (Class 6E) (PDF - 266 ko) (2 pages) C-5361-A

This document presents the requirements to drive a three-wheeled motorcycle in Québec as of April 1, 2010.

Recovery vehicle
Recovering a Seized Vehicle (PDF - 1 Mo) (12 pages) C-6237-A

How do you recover your vehicle before the end of the impoundment period.

Safety program
Road Safety Education Program (PDF - 2 Mo) (28 pages) C-5250-A

The Québec government decided to reinstate a mandatory driving course in order to get a driver's licence for a passenger vehicle. The content of the driving course has changed as a result, becoming the new Road Safety Education Program.

Ways to pay
There are now several easy and convenient ways to pay! (PDF - 97 ko) (2 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-6063-A

There are several different ways to pay for your driver's licence and registration certificate. You no longer need to go to one of our service outlets.