DRIVING IN QUEBEC
by andree-anne talbot on September 4, 2013 - 11:06pm
Okay, so here is an article where I actually learned something really useful: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-tips/why-cant-i-drive-in-the-left-lane-in-quebec/article14086224/. Honestly, I didn’t know Quebec was the only province of Canada where the left lane is considered as the “pass lane”. Apparently, in Ontario and mostly anywhere else in Canada, you can drive in the left lane at any time.
Sureté du Quebec spokesperson, Audrey-Anne Bilodeau, explains Article 324 of the safety highway act and by the same time, why we have to use the left lane only for passing, here in Quebec. The article 324 says that you can’t use the left lane except if you want to pass. In the other provinces, the rule is: traffic most stay in the right lane. Their rule is little bit unclear and can be interpreted in many ways. In Quebec the article is clear and cannot possibly being misunderstood. That’s why, when visitors come in Quebec, they don’t understand the driving on our highways. In both cases, we want to avoid accidents, traffic and let emergency vehicles pass, but the Quebec law is more elaborated so were pretty sure drivers would respect this. Anyhow, visitors won’t be penalized on their driver’s license, even if they get a ticket when the police catches them.
Even if that was a great summarize of the article I had read, you can go check it out, it’s pretty interesting.