Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports
The Regulation respecting the use of tires specifically designed for winter driving provides that between December 15 and March 15, passenger vehicles (see definitions) registered in Québec must be equipped with winter tires. The purpose of the Regulation is to improve road safety. As of December 15, 2014, the following types of winter tires are recognized as tires specifically designed for winter driving:
FinesAnyone who violates the Regulation respecting the use of tires specifically designed for winter driving is subject to a fine of $200 to $300, except where the individual has in his or her possession an exemption certificate. Exemption certificate issued by the Société de l’assurance automobile du QuébecThe Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec may issue the owner or lessor of a passenger vehicle a certificate authorizing the owner or lessor to put the passenger vehicle into operation, without it being equipped with tires specifically designed for winter driving, for a period of seven days, in the following cases:
Passenger vehicleAny motor vehicle that can be used to carry up to nine people at a time (including motorcycles and mopeds), where such transportation does not require a permit from the Commission des transports du Québec.
The following persons are subject to the Regulation:
Note The Regulation also applies to passenger vehicles under long-term lease (12 months or more) whose lease expires in the period during which the Regulation applies (December 15 to March 15). Restrictions The Regulation respecting the use of tires specifically designed for winter driving does not apply:
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