There are 2 types of restricted licence: the first relates to the accumulation of demerit points and the second, to driving while impaired by alcohol. A learner's licence holder is not eligible for a restricted licence.
An individual whose probationary licence or driver's licence has been revoked as a result of a first-time accumulation of demerit points over a period of two years may apply for a restricted licence for a period based on the maximum length of the imposed penalty.
Holders of a restricted licence are authorized to drive a motor vehicle only where driving is an essential aspect of the work, that is, their livelihood.
To be eligible for a restricted licence, drivers must:
The SAAQ can file an application for review of a court decision if it considers that the driver did not comply with one or more of the specified conditions. Furthermore, if the driver commits another offence during the validity period of the restricted licence or fails to comply with the conditions related to such a licence, it will be suspended.
A restricted licence allows an offender to use a vehicle on condition that it is equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock device.
To be eligible for a restricted licence, an offender must meet the following conditions:
The class of the restricted licence is the same as that on the driver's licence and the restricted licence is valid until the end of the penalty period.