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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Buckle up
Always... Buckle Up! (PDF - 267 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.

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

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. 

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.

Fatigue management
Driver Fatigue - Fatigue management guide (PDF - 885 ko) (32 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-4840-A

Like alcohol and speeding, fatigue causes devastation on our roads. Find out ways to prevent fatigue, and learn how to recognize the warning signs.

Driver Fatigue
Driver Fatigue – Drive Well Rested (PDF - 495 ko) (7 pages) C-6058-A

Like alcohol and speeding, fatigue causes devastation on our roads. Find out ways to prevent fatigue, and learn how to recognize the warning signs.

Duty time
Driving and off-duty time for Heavy Vehicle Drivers (PDF - 2 Mo) (63 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-4646-A

Driving and off-duty time for heavy vehicle drivers. Tired drivers pose a risk to themselves and to other road users. The rules about driving, on-duty and off-duty time help limit fatigue among heavy vehicle drivers.

Health driver
Health in the Driver's Seat (PDF - 1 Mo) (16 pages) C-5004-A

Driving an automobile is a complex task with many requirements. Some of those requirements are a good understanding of highway safety rules, road signs and traffic signals and the ability to handle vehicle controls easily. Good physical and mental health are essential in order to keep your driving privilege. If there is a possible risk, you may be endangering yourself and other road users.

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 moto
Prospective Motorcycle Operator (PDF - 775 ko) (27 pages) C-6490-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.

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.

Secure life
Secure Them for Life - Child Safety Seats (PDF - 779 ko) (12 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-6125-A

From infant seats to seat belts, everything you need to know to ensure your child's safety!

Wheelloss risk
Wheel Loss - A Risk No One Can Run! (PDF - 12 Mo) (25 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-3257-A

This manual is intended to raise the awareness of heavy vehicle owners, professional wheel installers, drivers and maintenance staff about the importance of proper wheel installation and securing for safe travel.

Wheelloss bearing
Wheel Loss Due to Faulty Bearings (PDF - 6 Mo) (32 pages) Ce fichier n'est pas conforme au norme d'accessibilité C-3104-A

This guide is intended to raise the awareness of heavy vehicle drivers and maintenance staff about the problems caused by defective bearings. Faulty bearings have been known to cause wheel separation, resulting in fatal or serious accidents.