SAAQ: New Highway Safety Code Measures for Cyclists

Bill No. 165: An Act to amend the Highway Safety Code and other provisions.

Amendments to Quebec’s Highway Safety Code will result in changes to certain measures for cyclists. To learn more about the Code’s new provisions and the dates the amendments will come into effect, please refer to the new SAAQ microsite. Click here for more information on the amendments.

When cycling, specific rules apply, such as obeying signs and signals and traffic lights. Some things are also prohibited, like riding on sidewalks—except in certain cases where necessary, or where directed or authorized to do so by a sign or signal—as well as riding while wearing earphones or headphones. If you commit an offence under the Highway Safety Code, you could receive a fine.

Click here for more information on the rules