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Here's How Much Being A Terrible Driver Could Cost You In Quebec

22 possible fines listed in the Highway Safety Code.
Staff Writer
Here's How Much Breaking Some Of Quebec's Driving Rules Could Cost You

Quebec's roads are filled with all kinds of drivers good and bad. Though many would consider themselves "good" drivers, some of them just can't help but break Quebec's driving rules.

From not wearing a seat belt to racing another vehicle, being a terrible driver in Quebec could cost you more than just money.

Many offences come with demerit points according to the SAAQ

Quebec's Highway Safety Code lists hundreds of driving offences and possible fines. Below are just 22. 

Note that this outline is meant to provide only a general idea of possible penalties for the common person.

In fact, the Code includes countless criteria through which fines and offences are determined, as well as specific exceptions in some cases.

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'Car Surfing' On A Moving Vehicle 

Fine: $1,000 to $3,000

Highway Safety Code Sections 434 and 512

Driving Without A Qualified Driver If You're On A Learner's Permit 

Fine: $200 to $300

Highway Safety Code Sections 99 and 140.1

Having More People Than Seatbelts In A Car

Fine: $200 to $300

Highway Safety Code Sections 426 and 510

Driving That Endangers 'Human Life And Safety Or Property'

Fine: $1,000 to $3,000

Highway Safety Code Sections 327 and 512

Racing With Another Vehicle

Fine: $1,000 to $3,000

Highway Safety Code Sections 422 and 512

Failing To Use Your Turn Signal 

Fine: $100 to $200

Highway Safety Code Sections 372 and 509

Not Presenting License Or Registration To An Officer When Asked

Fine: $100 to $200

Highway Safety Code Sections 35, 36, 53, 97, 102 and 139

Using A Licence That Isn't Yours 

Fine: $200 to $300

Highway Safety Code Sections 96 and 140

Hit & Run

Fine: $600 to $2,000

Highway Safety Code Sections 168, 169 and 179

Driving With Obstructed Lights 

Fine: $100 to $200

Highway Safety Code Sections 237 and 281.1

Windshield And Windows 'Not Clear Of All Substances Which Might Hinder The Driver’s Ability To See'

Fine: $100 to $200

Highway Safety Code Section 281.1

Installing A Radar Detector Or Traffic Camera Blocker 

Fine: $500 to $1,000

Highway Safety Code Sections 251 and 284

Driving Without An Airbag Or Seatbelt Installed For The Driver Or Passenger

Fine: $200 to $300

Highway Safety Code Sections 395 and 510

Disobeying The Instructions Of A Crossing Guard Or Traffic Officer 

Fine: $200 to $400

Highway Safety Code Sections 311 and 314.2

'[Failing] To Comply' To Physical Coordination Tests Without 'A Reasonable Excuse'

Fine: $200 to $300

Highway Safety Code Section 202.7.1

'[Making], [permitting] or [tolerating] The Fraudulent Use Of A Document Issued' By The SAAQ

Fine: $300 to $600

Highway Safety Code Section 644

Not Stopping For A School Bus

Fine: $200 to $300

Highway Safety Code Sections 460 and 510

Driving Without Winter Tires Between December 1 and March 15 

Fine: $200 to $300

Highway Safety Code Sections 440.1 and 510

Not Moving Over For An Emergency Vehicle 

Fine: $200 to $300

Highway Safety Code Sections 406 and 510

Using A Cell Phone While Driving 

Fine: $300 to $600

Highway Safety Code Sections 443.1 and 509.2.2

Not Giving The Right Of Way To Pedestrians & Cyclists At An Intersection

Fine: $100 to $200

Highway Safety Code Sections 349 and 509

Not Wearing A Seat Belt 

Fine: $200 to $300

Highway Safety Code Sections 396 and 510

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