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).
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In order to be allowed to drive on Québec roads, you must hold a valid driver's licence, a vehicle registration certificate and a property damage insurance certificate.
Whether you are a tourist or a new resident, you may be compensated by Québec’s public automobile insurance plan if you sustain injuries or if a loved one is killed in a traffic accident in Québec.
You are allowed to drive on Québec roads with your foreign driver's licence for 6 months, provided the licence is valid. If you are visiting us for...
If you are visiting Québec for more than 6 months, with no plans to settle here, you must hold an international driving permit if your home licence is...
Before getting behind the wheel to travel across Québec, it is best to get to know the particularities of our Highway Safety Code. This will enable you to drive safely and better appreciate our beautiful province.
If you hold a valid foreign driver's licence, you are allowed to drive on Québec roads for 6 months. After 6 months, if you decide to settle in...
If your driver's licence is not written in French or English, we strongly recommend that you obtain an international driver's permit before arriving...
If you are a student or trainee who is not a resident of Québec, you may drive for the entire duration of your studies or traineeship with your...
Driving in Québec is governed by the Highway Safety Code. A driver's licence is mandatory and drivers must obey the rules concerning traffic signs,...
Last update: March 18, 2021
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