Road Transportation

Road Transportation

In Canada, road transportation responsibilities are shared between federal and provincial governments. Part of federal government responsibilities is the creation of specific safety vehicle standards for manufacturers for the transportation of passengers and goods.

In each province, the administrations are responsible for enforcing road safety in their territory.

In Quebec, the "Société de l'assurance automobile (SAAQ)" is responsible for the management of the Road Safety Code, Driver's licences, Vehicles safety and registration, and the Collective Insurance Program.

The Quebec Transportation Department manages Road Infrastructure Development and Road Works, and also Road Maintenance in Winter.

Please find a list of links on the following topics:

Motor Carrier

Safety Devices

Contact Us

Motor Vehicle Safety - General Information:
If you need general information on vehicle safety standards, children's restraint systems, seat belts, fuel consumption ratings, vehicle emissions, road safety publications, national collision statistics, tires or related issues, call:

Telephone Numbers:

  • 1-800-333-0371 (long distance, Canada)
  • 1-613-998-8616 (Ottawa region and from other countries)
  • TTY:1-888-675-6863


Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower C
330 Sparks St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N5