CONDITIONS ADDED TO A DRIVER'S LICENCE

The conditions that can be added to a driver's licence are mainly related to the driver's state of health and may involve driving restrictions for the his or her own safety and that of other road users.

ENSURING YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS

Various conditions can be added to your driver's licence to ensure your own satefy and that of other road users.

These conditions can be related to:

  • your state of health or a handicap
  • alcohol-related health problems
  • a criminal conviction for driving while impaired by alcohol, drugs or other substances

Conditions can be added to your driver's licence when:

  • you obtain a new licence
  • you declare a change in your state of health
  • the medical or eye examination we requested revealed problems

To have a condition removed:

  1. Ask for a Medical Examination Report form by telephone:
    • Québec area: 418 643-5506
    • Elsewhere (Québec, Canada, United States): 1 800 561-2858
  2. Consult a physician or other health care professional to have the examination report filled out and signed.
  3. Send us the document for analysis to the following address:
    Service de l'évaluation médicale et du suivi du comportement
    Case postale 19500, succursale Terminus
    Québec (Québec) G1K 8J5

Once we have rendered a decision, we will send it to you in writing.

 

Conditions associated with a driver's licence are indicated:

On the driver's licence

A letter on the front of the licence indicates what condition is associated with the licence, and a description appears on the back.

In the driver's medical record

Conditions will remain on file as long as information indicates that they are necessary to ensure the holder's safety and the safety of others.

LIST OF THE CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE ADDED TO A LICENCE

EYEGLASSES AND HEARING AID

Letter indicated on the licenceThe driver's licence holder is required to wear…AEyeglasses or contact lenses while drivingCA hearing aid when driving (Class 2, 4A, 4B or 4C)MA hearing aid when driving a vehicle transporting dangerous substances

RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO THE HOURS OF DRIVING AND THE TYPE OF VEHICLE DRIVEN

Letter indicated on the licenceThe driver's licence holder…
BMust drive between sunrise and sunset
HMust drive only a vehicle with a net weight of less than 2,500 kg
OIs prohibited from driving a vehicle transporting dangerous substances
WIs prohibited from driving a heavy vehicle (Class 1, 2, 3 or 4B) in the United States, since the driver does not meet American standards with regard to the health of drivers. The medical conditions being referred to are insulin-treated diabetes, epilepsy, and partial or complete hearing loss.

Driver's licence holders can request that this condition be added to their licence

MEDICAL FOLLOW-UP AND OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Letter assignedThe driver's licence holder…
DMust undergo a medical examination or health assessment every 5 years

Condition D does not appear on the licence, but it is indicated in the holder's driving record

EMust undergo a medical examination or health assessment every 6 months

Condition E does not appear on the licence, but it is indicated in the holder's driving record

FMust undergo a medical examination or health assessment every year

Condition F does not appear on the licence, but it is indicated in the holder's driving record

GMust undergo a medical examination or health assessment every 2 years

Condition G does not appear on the licence, but it is indicated in the holder's driving record

SIs subject to medical restrictions as indicated

Condition S does not appear on the licence. It is defined as follows on the back of the licence: "Autre condition"(meaning, other condition). The condition's description is specified in the holder's driving record.

ALCOHOL-RELATED RESTRICTIONS

Letter indicated on the licenceThe driver's licence holder is required to…
IOnly drive a vehicle fitted with an  following, for example, a medical diagnosis or voluntary participation in the SAAQ's program

Condition I cannot be assigned to a learner's licence

XDrive a vehicle fitted with an alcohol ignition interlock device following a criminal conviction for alcohol-impaired driving or a refusal to provide a breath sample

Condition X cannot be assigned to a learner's licence

YComply with the zero-alcohol rule

Condition Y cannot be assigned to a learner's licence or probationary licence

MANDATORY INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT

Letter indicated on the licenceThe driver's licence holder is required to drive a vehicle with…
JAn automatic transmission
KPower steering
LPower brakes
NA safety harness
Phand-operated controls
QA manual control to adjust the brightness of the headlights
RAn accelerator on the left side
Vcontrols adapted to the holder's handicap
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