17. No person is entitled to compensation provided for in this title in the following cases:
(a) if the injury is caused, while the automobile is not in motion on a public highway, by a device that can be operated independently and that is incorporated with the automobile, or by the use of such a device;
(b) if the accident occurred in a place other than a public highway and it was caused by the following automobiles: a snowmobile, a farm tractor, a farm trailer, self-propelled or drawn machinery, or a vehicle intended for use off a public highway; the preceding provisions do not apply if an automobile other than the automobiles mentioned in this subparagraph is involved in the accident;
(c) if the accident occurred as a result of an automobile race or a speed contest, on a track that is temporarily or permanently closed to all other automobile traffic, whether or not the automobile that caused the injury was engaged in the race or the contest, and whether the victim was a participant or a spectator.
Responsibility is determined according to the ordinary rules of law to the extent that sections 108 to 114 do not derogate therefrom.
Any application for benefit under this act, filed in accordance with section 53, interrupts the prescription provided for in the Civil Code until the decision of the Régie or, as the case may be, the decision of the Commission des affaires sociales.