In force: 2021-09-10
33. The provisions of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) governing impaired driving apply, with the necessary modifications, to the operation of vehicles on trails and in any other area of operation not covered by the Code. The provisions include, in particular, sections 73 and 76 to 83.1 and, in Title V of the Code, sections 180 to 182, 190 to 191.1 and 202.0.1 to 202.8, that is, provisions relating
(1) to the maximum blood alcohol concentration level and the maximum blood drug concentration level applicable to the different categories of drivers;
(2) to a peace officer’s powers, including the power to immediately suspend a licence;
(3) to administrative and penal sanctions relating to impaired driving;
(4) to verifications and assessments that may be required after a sanction by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec to ascertain a person’s right to recover a driver’s licence because of the person’s addiction problems or relationship with alcohol or drugs; and
(5) to the proceedings for review with the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec and the contestation proceedings before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec provided by the Code to contest sanctions imposed; in the context of such proceedings, the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec assumes the same functions as those it exercises in proceedings under the Code in areas governed by the Code, unless otherwise provided for in an agreement entered into between it and the Minister.
Despite the first paragraph, the Government determines, by regulation, the date from which the provisions of sections 209.1 to 209.26 of the Highway Safety Code apply, with the modifications that it specifies.