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               Important
To properly prepare for your driving school’s course and
the SAAQ’s knowledge and road tests, you are urged to:

   ❚ study these manuals (on sale in Publications du
     Québec outlets and in bookstores):
     • Driver’s Handbook
     • Operating a Motorcycle

   ❚ read the Accompanying Rider’s Guide on a
     Motorcycle, available free of charge in SAAQ service
     centres, and give it to the rider who will be helping
     you practise on the road.

This should be helpful in learning theory and practical
skills, thereby increasing your chances of success.


    Getting a licence is a serious matter!
Prospective
Motorcycle Operator
The approach for people intending
to get their motorcycle licence
Since operating a motorcycle has particular demands, it is very
important that riders acquire the knowledge and skills required
for handling this type of vehicle. With a view to ensuring better
learning, the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec re-
instated the obligation for all prospective motorcycle licence
holders (classes 6A, 6B and 6C) to take a driving school’s theory
and practical course.

All prospective motorcycle operators must first pass a knowledge
test in order to get a class 6R learner’s licence, valid for use only
within a driving school’s course or for the Société’s test on a
closed track. After having held a class 6R licence for at least one
month, learners must successfully complete a driving school’s
course for operating a motorcycle and the closed-track test. Only
then are prospective motorcycle operators issued a class 6A
learner’s licence, which must be held for at least seven months,
allowing them to practise with an accompanying rider on another
motorcycle. The last step is a test on the road, which prospective
operators must pass in order to obtain a probationary or regular
licence for a motorcycle.

Operators age 16-24 must hold a probationary licence for 24
months or until the age of 25 (whichever comes first).

Every holder of a learner’s licence or a probationary licence for a
motorcycle, who does not already hold a passenger vehicle dri-
ver’s licence (class 5) becomes subject to the four-demerit-point
ceiling, which means licence suspension for three months once
four demerit points are reached. Driving with any alcohol present
in the body is prohibited by the Highway Safety Code for all
learner’s and probationary licence holders.

You are urged to read this brochure attentively to find out how to
get a driver’s licence for a motorcycle.




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Contents
Proper Preparation                                                   3

Licence Classes                                                      4

Minimum Age                                                          4

Theory                                                               4

Class 6R Learner’s Licence                                           5
  ❚ Driving Course Practice                                          7

Class 6A Learner’s Licence                                            8
  ❚ Test on a closed track                                            8
  ❚ Practice on the road with an accompanying rider                  11
  ❚ Road test                                                        12

The Probationary Licence                                             15
  ❚ The last step for drivers aged 16-24                             15
  ❚ Restrictive                                                      15
  ❚ Zero tolerance for alcohol                                       15

Demerit Points                                                       16

It Pays to Have a Good Driving Record                                19

Your Insurance Policy                                                21

Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority                        23

Road Test Reminder                                                   26




This is not a text of law. For any question of legal nature,
please refer to the Highway Safety Code and attendant regulations.

Version française disponible sur demande.

Update: 1st quarter 2005
Legal Deposit: 1st quarter 2001
Bibliothèque nationale du Québec
ISBN 2–550–37095–3

Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec
Direction des communications



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Proper Preparation
T   o properly prepare yourself for the knowledge and road tests,
    review the documentation recommended by the Société de
l’assurance automobile du Québec:
   ❚ Driver’s Handbook
   ❚ Operating a Motorcycle

These guides are on sale at Publications du Québec outlets. Also
recommended is the «Accompanying Rider’s Guide on a
Motorcycle», available free of charge in Société service centres.

With a class 6R learner’s licence, you will be able to practise ope-
rating a motorcycle as part of a driving school course on a closed
track or on the road.

Your class 6A learner’s licence allows you to put into practice the
knowledge acquired and to hone the skills needed to operate a
motorcycle on the public roadway with an accompanying rider
on another motorbike.




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Licence Classes
D    epending on the cylinder displacement of the motorcycle, as
     measured in cubic centimetres, operators must hold autho-
rization of one these classes:
    ❚ class 6A:
      any motorcycle;
    ❚ class 6B:
      motorcycle with a cylinder size of 400 cc or less;
    ❚ class 6C:
      motorcycle with a cylinder size of 125 cc or less.

Also covers vehicles in classes 6D (moped) and 8 (farm tractor).

Whether for a licence of class 6A, 6B or 6C, each has parti-
cular requirements that prospective motorcycle operators
must meet.




Minimum Age
To obtain a licence, you must:
    ❚ be at least 16 years old;
    ❚ if you are a minor, have the written consent of your father,
      mother, or legal guardian.




Theory
Y  our first step is to learn driving theory pertaining to operating
   a motorcycle. You need a good basic knowledge of the
Highway Safety Code, road signs and traffic signals as well as dri-
ving principles and techniques, before moving on to the practical
part of the training.




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Class 6R
Learner‘s Licence
P   ractical training on a closed track or on the road as part of a
    driving school course can only begin after you have obtained
a class 6R learner’s licence, regardless of the motorcycle’s engine
capacity.

Appointment to take a knowledge test
To obtain a learner’s licence, you must first make an appointment
to take a knowledge test in an SAAQ service centre, by using the
Société’s automated telephone service:
  ❚ Montréal: (514) 873-5803
  ❚ Québec (city and vicinity): (418) 643-5213
  ❚ From elsewhere in Québec: 1 888 667-8687

On the day of your appointment
To obtain your class 6R learner’s licence, you must meet certain
requirements:
  ❚ If you hold a licence, you must show proof of identity:
    ◗ your probationary or driver’s licence bearing
       your photograph;
       or
    ◗ two pieces of identification from among the following:
       ♦ 1st piece:
          if you were born in Québec:
          your paper-backed licence, or the original of your birth
          certificate issued by the civil registry office (Directeur
          de l’état civil) from January 1, 1994; a birth certificate
          issued by a parish or by the ministère de la Justice is
          not acceptable;
          if you were born elsewhere:
          your birth certificate from the official issuing Canadian
          authority, or Canadian passport or certificate of
          Canadian citizenship or your Permanent Resident Card
          issued by the Government of Canada;
       ♦ 2nd piece:
          health insurance       card    or   government-issued
          identification.


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    ❚ If you do not hold a licence,
      you must show two pieces of identification from among the
      following:
      ♦ 1st piece:
         if you were born in Québec:
         the original of your birth certificate issued by the civil re-
         gistry office (Directeur de l’état civil) from January 1, 1994;
         a birth certificate issued by a parish or by the ministère de
         la Justice is not acceptable;
         if you were born elsewhere:
         your birth certificate from the official issuing Canadian
         authority, or Canadian passport or certificate of Canadian
         citizenship or your Permanent Resident Card issued by
         the Government of Canada;
      ♦ 2nd piece:
         health insurance card or government-issued
         identification.

    ❚ If you are a minor, provide the written consent of your
      father, mother or legal guardian.
    ❚ Complete the declaration of illness or impairment form.
    ❚ Pass the Société’s vision test.
    ❚ Pass the knowledge test. The test is composed of 64
      multiple-choice questions;
      OR
      if you already hold a class 5 probationary or driver’s licence,
      pass the part on the techniques for operating a motorcycle,
      which comprises 32 questions.


The passing mark is 85% for the part on motorcycle operating
techniques and 75% for the parts on traffic rules and on road
signs and traffic signals.

The purpose of this test is to assess your knowledge of traffic
rules, as well as the principles and techniques of operating a
motorcycle on the roadway. You must know what to do in a dri-
ving situation.

If you fail, you have to retake only the part(s) that you failed.
However, you must wait at least 28 days before retaking the test.

    ❚ Pay the required amounts either in cash or by cheque* or
      with a debit card (except in mobile service units).
      *   Separate cheques, one covering the test fee, another for the
          licence issue fee.


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Driving Course Practice

W     ith a class 6R learner’s licence, you can acquire the know-
      ledge and skills as part of a driving school course on a
closed track or on the road, then go for the Société’s closed track
test. A class 6R learner’s licence remains valid for 18 months,
although you may take the SAAQ closed track test after one
month.

First practice on a motorcycle must be done within a course given
by a driving school.

Helmet use is compulsory. Riders are urged to wear eye protec-
tion (goggles or face shield) as well as a jacket and long pants,
sturdy shoes or boots, and gloves.

Choosing a driving school

Taking a driving school’s course for operating a motorcycle is
mandatory. With the course completed, that is, the theoretical
and both practical parts on a closed track and on the road, you
may take the SAAQ tests on a closed track after having held a
class 6R learner’s licence for at least one month.

For information on recognized driving schools, contact:

  ❚ CAA-Québec
    444 rue Bouvier
    Québec, Qc G2J 1E3
    (418) 624-2424
     Montréal:                 (514) 861-7575
     From elsewhere in Québec: 1 800 924-0708
  ❚ Quebec Safety League
    Association québécoise du transport et des routes
    533 rue Ontario Est, bureau 206
    Montréal, Qc H2L 1N8
    Montréal: (514) 523-6444




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Class 6A
Learner‘s Licence
A   fter having held a class 6R learner’s licence for at least one
    month, and passed the SAAQ test on a closed track, you will
be issued a class 6A learner’s licence, which allows practice on
the roadway, if you are accompanied by a rider on another
motorcycle.


Test on a closed track
To get a class 6A learner’s licence, you must:
    ❚ have held a class 6R learner’s licence for at least one month;
    ❚ have passed a motorcycle operator’s course in a driving
      school recognized by CAA-Québec or the Quebec Safety
      League/Association québécoise du transport et des routes;
    ❚ make an appointment with the Société for a closed track
      test, citing the learner’s licence file number
      (shown under No de dossier );
    ❚ pass the Société’s test on a closed track.
This test is designed to assess your skills on a closed tract in car-
rying out the manoeuvres and applying the rules for operating a
motorcycle.




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For the appointment

Remember to bring:
  ❚ your learner’s licence;
  ❚ one of the pieces of identification required on the day of the
    knowledge test, other than your birth certificate issued by
    the civil registry office (Directeur de l’état civil);
  ❚ proof from the driving school that you passed a
    motorcyclist’s course;
  ❚ a new written authorization signed by the person having
    parental authority (father, mother, guardian) if you are
    under age 18;
  ❚ a valid, signed registration certificate and proof of liability
    insurance for the motorcycle you will be using during the
    test on a closed track;
  ❚ payment in cash or by cheque* or with a debit card (except
    in mobile service units).
     *   Separate cheques, one covering the test fee, another for the
         licence issue fee.

If you cannot keep your appointment, please notify the Société at
least 48 hours ahead of time. Otherwise, there will be a charge.
If the weather is bad, please check that the appointment stands.

The motorcycle used

The SAAQ does not make a motorcycle available for your use. For
your test on a closed track, the motorcycle must be registered for
use on the public roadway (off-road motorcycles, and those with
a side-car are not acceptable, nor are three- and four-wheelers).
The motorcycle must be in good mechanical condition as pres-
cribed by the Highway Safety Code.

If you rent a vehicle, you will be required to show the rental con-
tract or payment receipt before taking the test.

Should the vehicle you will be using bear an «X» licence plate, a let-
ter with the dealer’s signature is required, stating that you are being
loaned the vehicle in question, and the length of time of the loan.

If you are not the owner of the motorcycle you will be using, it
must have a cylinder capacity over 400 cm3 (corresponding to
licence class 6A). Owners are allowed to use a motorcycle with a
smaller engine for their test on a closed track.

Whatever vehicle is used for the closed track test, you will not be
allowed to have any passenger aboard.
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Motorcycle components checked by the Société

❚    The headlight(s) and dimmer switch;
❚    The turn-signal lights;
❚    The rear light/reflectors;
❚    The brakes and brake light;
❚    The condition of the tires;
❚    The speedometer;
❚    The footrests;
❚    The muffler(s);
❚    The rearview mirrors;
❚    The horn;
❚    Seat, fenders, chain guard;
❚    Fuel tank;
❚    Windshield or faring, if any.
A motorcycle that is found not to be in order cannot be used for
the test; the licence applicant must then make a new appoint-
ment.

Assessment

The test consists of a ten-part evaluation on a closed track of your
skills in operating a motorcycle. Your ability to handle a motor-
cycle will be assessed in the following everyday situations:
❚    starting the engine and moving forward;
❚    taking a sharp curve;
❚    accelerating in a curve;
❚    slowing in a curve;
❚    normal stops;
❚    choice of speed in a curve;
❚    sudden stop in a straight line;
❚    going around an obstacle;
❚    sudden stop in a curve;
❚    making a circle.

During the test, the examiner will give specific instructions. No
statement will be made to trick or entrap. You can have instruc-
tions restated if there is any misunderstanding. You will not be
asked to perform a manoeuvre that is dangerous or prohibited
under the Highway Safety Code.




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Once the test is over, the examiner will explain the results and
point out strengths and the areas where there could be improve-
ment, even if you passed.

If you fail

The closed track test passing mark is 75%.

If you fail your closed track test, you must wait 14 days before try-
ing again, in which case another appointment is necessary.


Practice on the road
with an accompanying rider

A   class 6A learner’s licence allows motorcycle operation on the
    road with an accompanying rider on another bike. Put in as
much practice time as possible on the road. An accompanying
rider must have held a valid driver’s licence of the appropriate
class (6A, 6B or 6C) for at least two years, and be in a position to
give assistance and advice to the learner. The holder of a proba-
tionary licence is not allowed to act as accompanying rider.

Learners are subject to a ceiling of four demerit points and zero
tolerance for alcohol use when operating a motorcycle, which is
more restrictive than regular driver’s licence holders.

Helmet use is compulsory. Riders are urged to wear eye protec-
tion (goggles or face shield) as well as a jacket and long pants,
sturdy shoes or boots, and gloves.




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Road test

A   fter practising on the road, your next step is to qualify for a
    probationary licence if you are aged 16-24 or do not already
hold a class 5 driver’s licence (drivers age 25 and over qualify for
a regular licence). You must:
     ❚ have held a class 6A learner’s licence for at least seven
       months;
     ❚ make an appointment with the Société for a road test, citing
       the learner’s licence file number (shown under No de
       dossier );
     ❚ pass the road test.
This test is designed to assess your skills in carrying out the
manoeuvres and applying the rules for operating a motorcycle
on public roadways.


For the appointment

Remember to bring:
     ❚ your learner’s licence;
     ❚ one of the pieces of identification required on the day of the
       knowledge test other than your birth certificate issued by the
       civil registry office (Directeur de l’état civil);
     ❚ a new written authorization signed by the person having
       parental authority (father, mother, guardian) if you are
       under age 18;
     ❚ a valid, signed registration certificate and proof of liability
       insurance for the motorcycle you will be using during the
       road test;
     ❚ payment in cash or by cheque* or with a debit card (except
       in mobile service units).
       *   Separate cheques, one covering the test fee, another for the
           licence issue fee.

If you cannot keep your appointment, please notify the Société at
least 48 hours ahead of time. Otherwise, there will be a charge.

The motorcycle used

For your road test, the same requirements apply to the motorcy-
cle as with the test on a closed track, except that the motorcycle
must have a cylinder capacity corresponding to the licence class
you wish to obtain.


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Motorcycle components checked by the Société

The same components are checked as for the test on a closed
track.

The assessment

The examiner observes and notes:
  ❚ an applicant’s skills in the execution of commonly-required
    manoeuvres;
  ❚ observance of traffic rules and the use of safe riding
    techniques;
  ❚ the applicant’s ability in controlling the motorcycle;
  ❚ the prospective motorcycle operator’s behaviour.

The road test consists of an eleven-part evaluation of your skills
in handling a motorcycle in everyday situations.

The examiner will score your performance in each of the
following manœuvres:
  ❚ turning at an intersection;
  ❚ changing lanes;
  ❚ travel in a straight line;
  ❚ stopping at an intersection;
  ❚ crossing an intersection;
  ❚ stopping alongside the roadway;
  ❚ travel in a curve;
  ❚ entering an expressway;
  ❚ travel on an expressway;
  ❚ exiting an expressway;
  ❚ merging with traffic.




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Before the test, the examiner will inform you of how it takes
place. You will be provided with a vest bearing «Examen moto
SAAQ» to alert other road users that you are undergoing a road
test by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec.

During the test, the examiner will use wireless communications
to indicate the route to be followed, limiting conversation to
directions and specific instructions for the test, so as to avoid dis-
turbing your concentration. No statement will be made to trick or
entrap. You will be fitted with a hearing device for the instruc-
tions. You will not be asked to perform a manoeuvre that is dan-
gerous or prohibited under the Highway Safety Code.

The examiner follows in an automobile, also identified «Examen
moto SAAQ» , driven by an assistant.

Once the road test is over, the examiner will explain the results
and point out strengths and the areas where there could be
improvement, even if you passed.

To pass the road test, you must:
     ❚ refrain from committing any Highway Safety Code offence;
     ❚ exhibit safe riding habits at all times;
     ❚ obtain a passing mark of 75%.


If you fail

You must wait at least 56 days before trying again, in which case
another appointment is necessary.




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The Probationary
Licence
The last step for drivers aged 16-24

A    fter passing the road test, you will be issued a probationary
     licence if you are aged 16-24, unless you already hold a class
5 licence, in which case the authorization to operate a motorcy-
cle will be added to your licence. Drivers age 25 and over qualify
for a regular licence.



Restrictive

T   he probationary licence, valid for 24 months or until age 25,
    whichever comes first, is distinctive because it is more restric-
tive. Like learners, probationary licence holders are subject to a
ceiling of four demerit points and zero tolerance for alcohol use
when driving, nor can they serve as accompanying riders to assist
a learner.


Zero tolerance for alcohol

L  earner’s and probationary licence holders who do not already
   hold a regular passenger vehicle driver’s licence (class 5), are
prohibited from driving after drinking any alcohol. Breach of the
zero tolerance rule as it applies to alcohol use will result in the
entry of four demerit points on their driving record and licence
suspension for three months. The offender is also subject to a
fine of $300 to $600.




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Demerit Points
A   s you are undoubtedly aware, the Société de l’assurance
    automobile du Québec enters demerit points on the record of
licence holders who commit certain offences under the Highway
Safety Code, a provincial or federal statute or under a municipal
by-law concerning road safety.

In the case of a learner’s licence or probationary licence holder
who does not already hold a regular passenger vehicle driver’s
licence (class 5), the limit is four demerit points (as opposed to 15
for a regular driver’s licence).

If you should accumulate four demerit points, your learner’s
licence or probationary licence will be suspended for three
months, lengthening your learning or probationary period by
that amount of time.

Ex.: You are twenty years old and have held your probationary
     licence for fifteen months; you therefore have nine months
     to go before the probationary period ends (24 - 15 = 9). You
     are found guilty of an offence which brings the number of
     demerit points on your record to four, so your licence is sus-
     pended for three months. After the suspension is lifted, you
     will be issued another probationary licence, valid for nine
     months.

Once you have been issued a regular driver’s licence, the deme-
rit point level at which licence withdrawal takes effect is 15.




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Offences
Offences that result in the entry
of demerit points on a driver’s record         Number of points

❚ Speed in excess of the limit prescribed
  or indicated on a traffic control device:
  (a) by 11 to 20 km/h                                           1
  (b) by 21 to 30 km/h                                           2
  (c) by 31 to 45 km/h                                           3
  (d) by 46 to 60 km/h                                           5
  (e) by 61 to 80 km/h                                           7
  (f) by 81 to 100 km/h                                          9
  (g) by 101 to 120 km/h                                        12
  (h) by 121 km/h or over                                  15 or +
❚ Driving at a speed too great for weather                       2
  or road conditions
❚ Tailgating                                                     2
❚ Accelerating when being passed                                 2
❚ Passing a bicycle too closely in a travel lane                 2
❚ Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians               2
  and cyclists at an intersection
❚ Sudden braking without cause                                   2
❚ Failure to yield to oncoming traffic                            2
❚ Failure to stop before turning right at a red traffic light     3
❚ Failure to wear a seat belt                                    3
❚ Failure to obey the order or signal of a peace officer,         3
  school crossing guard or flag person
❚ Prohibited passing on the right                                3
❚ Prohibited passing on the left                                 3
❚ Prohibited driving in reverse                                  3
❚ Failure to obey a red traffic light or stop sign                3
❚ Failure to come to a mandatory stop at a level crossing        3
❚ Failure to wear a helmet                                       3
  (motorcycles, mopeds & scooters)
❚ Prohibited crossing of a solid line to pass a vehicle          3
                                                                 ...




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❚ Zigzagging to pass                                                    4
❚ Prohibited passing in a lane reserved                                 4
  for oncoming traffic
❚ Speeding or careless driving                                          4
❚ Driving for a wager or stake or in a race                             6
❚ Failure to stop when approaching a school bus                         9
  with its flashing lights in operation, OR illegal
  passing of such a vehicle in either direction
❚ Prohibited use of a tunnel by a vehicle                               9
  carrying dangerous substances
❚ Failure to stop at a level crossing when driving a bus,               9
  a minibus or a road vehicle equipped for the transport
  of dangerous substances
❚ Failure of a driver involved in an accident                           9
  to do his or her duty
❚ Driving with the presence of alcohol in the body *                    4
❚ Failure to provide a breath sample *                                  4
❚ Driving without an accompanying rider                                 4
  (learner’s licence holders only)

*    For holders of a learner’s licence, probationary licence or a licence
     authorizing operating only a vehicle equipped with an ignition inter-
     lock.




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It Pays to Have
a Good Driving Record
B   eing a good driver is not only positive from the safety view-
    point, it can save you money. Operating a vehicle safely con-
tributes to the public good and keeps insurance premiums that
apply to the Québec driver’s licence from rising.


A universal insurance policy...

The public plan in force since March 1, 1978 provides all
Quebecers with compensation for bodily injuries they sustain in
a motor vehicle accident, wherever in the world it occurs and
whether they be drivers, passengers, cyclists or pedestrians. The
plan administered by Québec’s automobile insurance corpora-
tion is a no-fault scheme that compensates victims regardless of
who is to blame for a mishap.

whose costs are based...

The contribution from motorists to funding the plan is taken at
the time of issue and renewal of a driver’s licence and vehicle
registration.

on the assessment of risk...

Insurance rates are set on the basis of risk. This rule applies
equally to automobile insurance, whether it be a public or private
plan.

linked to the vehicle...

From the Québec plan’s inception, the rate schedule used by the
Société has sought to reflect the risk associated with the opera-
tion of each type of vehicle in terms of compensation costs.

and to the operator

Logically, the premium charged a driver should correspond as
much as possible to the compensation outlays that individual is
likely to incur. Société studies have established a clear link
between an individual’s driving record and the degree of accident


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risk. Persons who have several demerit points on record or
whose licence was withdrawn following a driving-related
Criminal Code offence represent a much greater risk on the
public roadway than do other motorists, and their premium
under the Québec plan mirrors that reality.

Nevertheless, more than 90% of licence holders pay only the
base premium when they renew because of their good driving
record over the previous two years. The insurance premium is
calculated according to the number of demerit points on the dri-
ver’s record over the 24 months prior to renewal.

A good driving record has no more than three demerit points.




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Your Insurance
Policy...
...for Bodily Injury

Insurance coverage of bodily injury sustained in an accident
 involving an automobile is provided by Québec’s public plan.


Coverage for all Quebecers
The Québec scheme rests on four principles:

1. Protection for all Quebecers, wherever they
   be
    All Québec residents qualify for the protection from financial
    ruin offered by the public insurance plan, regardless of
    where the accident occurs. The plan provides compensation
    for injuries resulting from an automobile accident, whether
    the Quebecer was a motor vehicle operator or passenger, a
    pedestrian or a cyclist.

2. Compensation regardless of fault

    Since the plan’s inception, Quebecers are compensated for
    bodily injury sustained in an automobile accident, without it
    being necessary to establish which party was to blame.

    No-fault compensation also means that lawsuits in the mat-
    ter have been abolished. Nevertheless, someone who com-
    mits a traffic offence such as dangerous or impaired driving
    is still liable to prosecution.




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3. Compensation for financial loss

     Société indemnity payments are mainly intended to com-
     pensate an accident victim for actual economic loss. This
     may take the form of an income replacement indemnity for
     loss of earning power, or a lump sum for a delay in studies.
     The Société reimburses accident-related expenses such as
     the purchase price of prescribed medication, for instance.

     An accident victim left with aftereffects of injury may also
     qualify for a lump-sum indemnity, based on the severity of
     injuries.

4. Indexation of indemnities

     With a view to maintaining the purchasing power of income
     compensation, the amount of a victim’s gross income which
     enters into the calculation of his or her income replacement
     indemnity is indexed yearly on the anniversary of the acci-
     dent. Lump sums prescribed by the Automobile Insurance
     Act are indexed on January first each year.



Plan premiums
Driver’s licence holders and owners of Québec-registered vehi-
cles pay the premiums that keep the public plan in operation.
These premiums are collected at the time of issue and renewal of
each driver’s licence and upon registration of a vehicle for use on
the highway (see the section, «It Pays to Have a Good Driving
Record»).



... for Mandatory Liability Insurance
The Automobile Insurance Act requires that the owner of a motor
vehicle operated in Québec carry liability insurance of at least
fifty thousand dollars covering property damage caused by the
vehicle to another party in the event of an accident. Policies pro-
viding this third-party coverage are offered by private insurers.

When operating a vehicle, the Highway Safety Code requires that
you have your learner’s or driver’s licence with you, as well as the
vehicle’s registration certificate and proof of liability insurance
coverage.




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    Consent of a Person
    Having Parental Authority


                 Do not write here
    Date :                     Année          Mois    Jour


    N.I. :




    This form must be completed and signed by the father,
    mother, or guardian of a minor applying for vehicle
    registration or a licence to drive.

    I, the undersigned...

        Father, mother or guardian
    Surname:


    Given name:


    Address:




    If holder of a driver’s licence,
    enter the licence number:
    Licence
    number:




    ...consent that the Société de l’assurance automobile du
    Québec issue a licence to drive to:


                                Minor
    Surname:


    Given name:


    Date of birth:                     Year          Mo.     Day



    Signature of the father,
    mother or guardian:
✁




    Date:                              Year          Mo.     Day



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Protection of
Personnal Information
Information concerning a person sought by the Société de l’as-
surance automobile du Québec is handled confidentially. Such
personal information is needed by the Société to carry out its
mandates, in particular under the Automobile Insurance Act and
the Highway Safety Code. The information must be provided on
request and failure to do so can result in refusal, suspension or
cessation of a service or privilege on the Société’s part.

Personal information obtained is only disclosed to staff internally
or to authorized agents. It may be conveyed to Government
departments or agencies and to the police where necessary for
purposes of implementing an act, but strictly in compliance with
the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and
the protection of personal information. Individuals may consult
or correct any personal information concerning them held in
Société records by contacting the person responsible for imple-
menting the Act respecting access at the corporation’s head office
in Québec City.




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Road Test Reminder
R     emember to bring the following with you to the test on a closed
      track or on the road:
❚ your learner’s licence;
❚ one of these pieces of identification:
  • your driver’s or probationary licence bearing your photo-
    graph, if you already hold one;
  • your health insurance card;
  • government-issued identification;
  • your birth certificate, other than your birth certificate issued
    by the civil registry office (Directeur de l’état civil);
  • your passport;
  • identity card for the test (must be shown if the SAAQ issued
    one to you);
  • proof of status issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    bearing identification.
❚ a new written authorization signed by your father, mother or
  guardian, if you are under eighteen years old;
❚ a valid, signed registration certificate and proof of liability insu-
  rance for the motorcycle you will be using for the closed track or
  road test; check the expiry date of liability insurance and that the
  vehicle serial number is the same as the one shown on the re-
  gistration certificate;
❚ payment of the test and issue fees for the licence sought.



Closed track test appointment is:

on:

at:

Road test appointment is:

on:

at:


For further information, telephone:
◗ Montréal (local call):        (514) 873-7620
◗ Québec (city and vicinity):   (418) 643-7620
◗ toll free, from elsewhere
                                                                         C-4356-A (05-02)




  in the province:              1 800 361-7620
◗ Web site:                     www.saaq.gouv.qc.c a/en

								
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