Owners and Operators

Proof of Non-Liability for an Accident

Heavy vehicle operators may file an application – under certain conditions – to have liability for any type of accident withdrawn from their record.

Liability for an accident: a consequence on the conduct assessment

Under the Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Owners and Operators, all accidents involving one of your heavy vehiclesA road vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,500 kg or more, or a combination of road vehicles having a gross combination weight rating of 4,500 kg or more. The following vehicles are also considered to be heavy vehicles regardless of their GVWR: buses, minibuses, tow trucks, vehicles transporting dangerous substances requiring the display of safety marks. is entered in your operator's record as soon as an accident report is written or we receive the report.

What you can do

As a heavy vehicle operator, you may file an application to have liability for an accident withdrawn from your record.

Depending on the type of accident you want to have withdrawn, you must send us one of the following documents:

  • proof of non-liability provided by your insurance company
  • a written request by the operator for accidents the SAAQ has determined that the operator is not responsible (“SAAQ” cases)
  • a written request by the operator in case of an accident with property damage only
  • proof of non-liability provided by a motor vehicle claims adjuster
  • proof of non-liability provided by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
  • your own proof, if you are an operator authorized to transmit its own proof of non-liability for an accident

For more details on the conditions you must meet and the information to provide, consult Appendix 5 of the Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Owners and Operators (PDF, 1010 KB)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards..

What the proof of non-liability must contain

  • the applicable number in the Driver's Fault Chart of the Direct Compensation Agreement for the Settlement of Automobile Claims
  • information about the claims adjuster, particularly the number of the adjuster's certificate issued by the Autorité des marchés financiers
  • information about the company, the accident and the documents consulted in order to determine the driver's non-liability
  • in the case of an accident involving a pedestrian or a cyclist, the reasons why the driver involved was not at fault

Transmitting proof of non-liability for the accident

You can use the Notice of Non-Liability for an Accident (PDF, 399 KB) form, or use it as a model to make sure you fulfil all of the conditions.

Send us the proof of non-liability for the accident by mail or fax:

Service du suivi du privilège de circuler
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Case postale 19600, succursale Terminus
Québec (Québec) G1K 8J6

Fax: 418 643-1896