Driver’s Handbook
  • Éditeur québécois

The Driver’s Handbook provides key information on:

- drivers and their responsibilities
- driver’s licences
- vehicle registration
- traffic rules
- requirements for motor vehicles and their features
- Québec road signs and traffic signals
- offences and their consequences
- insurance coverage and what to do in the event of an accident

This guide outlines the rights, responsibilities and duties of all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, passengers and motorists in all types of vehicles.

The Driver’s Handbook is an indispensable tool for preparing for your tests to obtain a driver’s licence. Other documents are also essential for your learning process, depending on the class of licence you want to obtain. To find out more about these documents, visit our Web site at, in the Driver’s Licence section.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Driver’s Handbook 1
Introduction 7
Table of contents 8
Chapter 1 - The Driver 15
Licences to drive 17
A revoked or suspended licence 46
Factors that influence driving 69
Chapter 2 - The Vehicle 83
Vehicle registration 85
Rules about road vehicles and their equipment 94
Mechanical inspection 104
Doing your own inspection 107
Chapter 3 - Road Signs and Traffic Signals 111
Signal lights 113
Pavement markings 121
Road signs 129
Provisions of the Highway Safety Code concerning road signs and traffic signals 219
Chapter 4 - Traffic Rules 221
Protection 223
Traffic rules 226
When nearing a work site 251
Stopping and parking 253
Unlawful practices 257
Special rules for certain road users 261
Chapter 5 - Accidents 287
Automobile insurance 289
Property damage 294
Hit-and-run and insolvency 295
In event of an accident 296
Chapter 6 - Offences and Consequences 299
Offences and fines 301
Offences and demerit points 309
Index 319
Notes 323