Quebec

PASSENGER VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES

Regulating agency: Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)
Effective date of regulations enacted:


AGE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum enrollment age to driver education program: 16 years
EDUCATIONAL SETTING
High schools
Home computer-based instruction
Other: Recognized driving school
Private driving schools
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Course fees subsidized for students
High school student status
Must hold a valid Learner’s permit
Other requirements
Parent⁄guardian consent
Registration⁄enrollment fee
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-CLASSROOM
Additional sessions available
Length of each session: 2 hours
Minimum total number of hours: 24 hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON RANGE-TRACK
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - IN-VEHICLE, ON ROAD
Additional lessons available
Length of each session: 55 minutes
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - DRIVING SIMULATOR
Additional sessions available
Length of each session
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
COURSE STRUCTURE - PARENT-GUARDIAN SESSION(S)
Additional sessions available
Length of each session: 2 hours
Minimum total number of hours
Number of sessions
CURRICULUM CONTENT
Basic driving procedures and manoeuvres
Braking
Crashes and injury prevention
Defensive driving
Driver communication skills
Driver distractions
Driver fitness to drive
Driver impairments
Driver observation skills ⁄ visual tracking
Driver psychology
Driver responsibility
Emergency situations ⁄ manoeuvres
Fuel efficient driving
Graduated driver licensing system
Hazard perception and recognition
Highway driving
Insurance
Lane changes ⁄ Safe passing
Legal awareness
Night driving
Parking
Pre-driving checks and procedures
Risk perception ⁄ management
Rules of the road
Sharing the road
Signs, signals, and road markings
Space management
Standard transmission
Traffic and roadway conditions ⁄ environmental conditions
Turns and U-Turns
Vehicle control
Vehicle systems ⁄ parts and performance
COMPETENCY MEASURES - PRE-ASSESSMENT
In-classroom: Administered by the driving school
In-vehicle: Administered by the driving school
COMPETENCY MEASURES - INTERMEDIATE ASSESSMENT
In-classroom
In-vehicle
COMPETENCY MEASURES - FINAL EXAM
In-classroom
In-vehicle
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-CLASS)
Age
Certifications ⁄ designations
Driver ⁄ Criminal record check
Licence held: Passenger vehicle
Minimum driving experience: 24 months regular license
TRAINING VEHICLE
Additional vehicle requirements
Automatic ⁄ manual transmission
Dual control brakes
Passenger restrictions
Required insurance
Vehicle class used
Vehicle signage
INSTRUCTOR REGULATIONS (IN-VEHICLE)
Additional regulations
Age
BAC level while instructing
Certifications⁄designations
Driver ⁄ criminal record check
Licence held: Passenger vehicle
Location in vehicle while instructing
Minimum driving experience: 24 months
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Successfully complete minimum in-classroom instruction hours: 24 hours
Successfully complete in-classroom evaluation
Successfully complete minimum in-vehicle instruction hours: 15 hours
Successfully complete in-vehicle evaluation
FOLLOWING PROGRAM COMPLETION
Driver Education certification issued to student
Insurance discount
Time-reduction in GDL program (number of months)
PRACTICE DRIVING (WITH PARENT-GUARDIAN)
Minimum practice driving hours
Maximum period to complete the practice hours
Practice hours recorded on a log sheet
SUPERVISOR (PARENT-GUARDIAN) REGULATIONS
BAC level while supervising
Driver log
Licence held
Location while supervising
Minimum Age
Time licensed

CONTACT INFORMATION
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
P.O. Box 19600, Terminus
333, boulevard Jean-Lesage
Québec, QC G1K 8J6
Phone: Québec region: 418 643-7620 Montréal region: 514 8 
Toll Free: elsewhere: 1 800 361-7620 (Québec, Canada, USA)
Website:
: http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/index.php
WEBSITE
Association Québècois de transporte est des routes – Écoles de conduite - http://www.aqtr.qc.ca/cgi-cs/cs.waframe.content?topic=25474&lang=1