8-Year Driver’s Licence
On October 1, 2014, the SAAQ gradually began increasing the validity periods of newly issued driver’s licences from 4 to 8 years. For more information, see our list of frequently asked questions about driver’s licences.
Conference on Driver Distraction
Driver distraction is the theme of one of the conferences included in the 27th edition of the Entretiens Jacques-Cartier conference series. The conference (held in French) is open to the public and will be held at the Musée de la civilisation in Québec on October 7 and 8, 2014. Register now!
Partial Road Safety Statistics 2014
The SAAQ is publishing statistics on road accident victims, for part of 2014. (French only)
Do you know about these cosmetic modifications that are detrimental to a vehicle’s handling and manoeuvrability? This is an overview of hellaflush modifications and the reasons for which they are prohibited.
A Tip of the Hat as We Share the Road!
You are on the road and witness good behaviour on the part of a fellow citizen… Whether you are travelling on foot, a bike, a motorcycle or in an automobile, show support for road safety, courtesy and a good attitude towards the other road users! (French only)
The new section on driver distraction contains facts and statistics, the analysis report (in French only) from the survey commissioned after the 2013 Texting Campaign, as well as solutions for reducing distractions while driving.
True or False: You can be arrested and convicted under the Criminal Code if your ability to drive is compromised by drugs or other medication.
Penalties are provided under the Criminal Code for impaired driving, regardless of the substance involved, i.e. alcohol, drugs, or other medication.
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