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Good question! When you get to a crossroads with 4 stops, like the one on the illustration, here are the rules that apply: 1: The first car to arrive should be the first to leave 2: If two cars arrive at the same time, the one on the rightmost position has priority.
A simple but efficient protocol When getting near a crossroad – the most frequent being those with 4-stops, many don’t really know where to stop and when to start moving again after stopping. Here is how to do it: Visually survey the road in a way that allows you to see as wide and as […]
The tricks you need to know We live in Quebec, where winters are very cold, and that does impact how our vehicles behave. Here are a few neet tricks and valuable info so that your car will start even when it’s really cold. Battery Of course, the car battery plays a major role in starting […]
How does it work? You need to remember that the SAAQ decides and manages a demerit points system applicable to all licence holders. The number of points varies with the type and seriousness of offences or infractions to the Highway Safety Code (or under a municipal by-law, provincial or federal statute or a regulation concerning road […]
Health and driver’s licence If the SAAQ requires a medical and visual assessment at 75, 80 y.o. and every two years afterward to renew your driver’s licence, it can also suspend or even cancel your licence, whatever your age, based on your medical condition, or require that such assessments be performed more frequently. n fact, […]
Everything changes Nowadays, everything changes really fast. The Highway Safety Code and Road Safety Regulations change too, sometimes very quickly. So if you obtained your driver’s licence, say, 5 or 10 years ago, chances are your knowledge or skills are not up-to-date and that you’re missing on important information. But how would you know? Well, […]
Do you really “get” the equation between speed and your security? The Institut national de sécurité publique du Québec (INSPQ) published in 2005 – that is, before driving lessons were made mandatory again – a huge report on the relationship between speed and the number and seriousness of accidents, and the number of serious injuries […]
8 Classes in all In Quebec, there are eight different classes of driver’s licence that correspond to various types of vehicles and the various uses of vehicles. The two most common are Class 5 – Passenger Vehicles, and Class 6, which covers motorcycles, moped and scooters. Here are all the Classes (those in bold can […]