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Visual and Medical Evaluation

Many reasons may bring the SAAQ to require you to pass a medical or visual examination, whatever your age, as a condition for you to keep your driver’s licence.

However, the law stipulates that if you hold a Class 5, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D or 8 licence, you must pass a medical and visual examination:

  • At 75 years old
  • At 80 years old
  • Every 2 years starting at 82 years old.

To learn more about this, you can read this leaflet (downloadable pdf) from the SAAQ on the reasons why they require a medical assessment after 75 y.o.

Your medical condition

Depending on your medical condition, such verifications could become more frequent. In fact, the Highway Safety Code includes a section entitled Regulation respecting access to driving a road vehicle in connection with the health of drivers  which you can read online here.

In it you will find the description of health conditions that might bring the SAAQ to impose conditions on or suspend your driver’s licence until your health is improved or restored.

For a list of the restrictions or conditions that can be put on your driver’s licence, click here.


The SAAQ publishes a downloadable document entitled Why a medical assessment?

To learn more about this, you can go on this page on the SAAQ website.