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Demerit points table in Quebec

Demerit points are entered on the record of drivers who commit certain offences under the Highway Safety Code or under a municipal by-law, provincial or federal statute or regulation concerning road safety.

Offences that put demerit points for speeding on your record
Exceeding the speed limitDemerit Points
Travelling over the statutory
or posted speed limit
Zone of 60 km/h or less60 km/h to 90 km/h zone100 km/h zone or more
        = Excessive Speeding
by 11 to 20 km/h 1 1 1
by 21 to 30 km/h 2 2 2
by 31 to 45 km/h31 to 39 km/h 3 3 3
40 to 45 km/h 6 3 3
by 46 to 60 km/h46 to 49 km/h 10 5 5
50 to 59 km/h 10 10 5
60 km/h 10 10 10
by 61 to 80 km/h 14 14 14
by 81 to 100 km/h 18 18 18
by 101 to 120 km/h 24 24 24
by 121 km/h or over 30 or more 30 or more 30 or more
Other offences that put demerit points on your record
OffenceNumber of points
* If you are 21 or younger, if you hold a learner's licence, a probationary licence, a driver's licence with an alcohol ignition interlock requirement or a restricted licence issued following the revocation of a probationary licence, or if you have held a Class 6D (moped and motorized scooter) or 8 (farm tractor) for fewer than 5 years.
Driving at a speed too great for weather or road conditions 2
Tailgating 2
Accelerating when being passed 2
Passing a bicycle too closely in a travel lane 2
Failure to yield to pedestrians and cyclists at an intersection 2
Failure to yield to oncoming traffic 2
Sudden braking without cause 2
Failure to stop before turning right at a red traffic light (where permitted) 3
Failure to wear a seat belt 3
Failure to wear a helmet (motorcycles, mopeds & motorized scooters) 3
Prohibited passing on the right 3
Prohibited passing on the left 3
Prohibited driving in reverse 3
Failure to obey the order or signal of a peace officer, school crossing guard or flag person 3
Failure to obey a red traffic light or stop sign 3
Failure to come to a mandatory stop at a level crossing 3
Prohibited crossing of a line marking off lanes 3
Driving while using a hand-held device that includes a telephone function 4
Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle whose lights or sound producing device are in operation 4
Failure to slow down or change lanes when approaching a stopped road vehicle with its flashing or rotating lights or yellow arrow signal light activated 4
Zigzagging to pass 4
Prohibited passing in a lane reserved for oncoming traffic 4
Speeding or reckless driving 4
Driving without an accompanying rider (learner's licence holder) 4
Driving with the presence of alcohol in the body * 4
Failure to provide a breath sample 4
Failure to stop when approaching a school bus or minibus with its flashing lights in operation, or prohibited passing or meeting of such a vehicle 9
Prohibited use of a tunnel by a vehicle carrying dangerous substances 9
Failure of a driver involved in an accident to do his or her duty 9
Failure to stop at a level crossing when driving a bus, a minibus or a road vehicle carrying certain dangerous substances 9
Driving for a wager or stake or in a race 12
Holding onto or riding on the running board, an outer part of the vehicle, or in the box or dump body of a vehicle in motion, or tolerating such behaviour 12
Holding onto or being pulled or pushed by a vehicle in motion, or tolerating such behaviour 12

Source: SAAQ

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