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1 Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers Excellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 1

2 Conduct Review Policy for Heavy Vehicle Drivers © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 2

3 Policy Objectives Identify drivers that represent a threat to road safety or to the integrity of the road network, and then intervene by contacting them. Send to the Commission des transports du Québec the records of drivers exhibiting unsafe conduct so that it can analyze their conduct. © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 3

4 Who Is Subject to the Policy? The Policy applies to all drivers who hold a driver's licence issued by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec and who operate in Québec or elsewhere in Canada driving a heavy vehicle registered in Québec. © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 4

5 Driver Record All events that occur when a driver is operating a heavy vehicle are entered in driver records. These events include: – offences – “driver” out-of-service orders – accidents © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 5

6 Assessing Conduct ASSESSMENT PERIOD: 24 months WEIGHTING OF EVENTS: Each event is assigned a weighting based on its degree of severity with respect to road safety and the integrity of the road network. © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 6

7 Assessing Conduct comportement © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 7 CONDUCT AREATHRESHOL D EVENTS CONSIDERED Operational safety12 points Any offence related to road safety, including “driver” out-of-service orders Involvement in Accidents 9 points Any “at-fault accident” for which a peace officer completes an accident report Overall Driver Conduct 14 points Combined total of weighted events in the other two conduct areas “Operational Safety” and “Involvement in Accidents”

8 Example of a Record © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 8 Name of the driver: John Careless Area: Operational safety DateProvinceDescriptionLegal Re.Weighting QCDaily logHSC QCOut-of-service order Reg. driving time 40(3) QCSpeedingHSC QCSpeedingHSC 3281 Total: 7 Threshold: 12

9 Example of a Record © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 9 Name of the driver: John Careless Area: Involvement in accidents DateProvinceDescriptionLegal Re.Weighting QCInjuries QCProperty damage QCProperty damage 1 Total: 7 Threshold: 9

10 Example of a Record © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 10 Name of the driver: John Careless Area: Overall driver conduct DateProvinceDescriptionLegal Re.Weighting QCDaily logHSC QCOut-of-service orderReg. driving time 40(3) QCInjuries QCProperty damage QCSpeedingHSC QCProperty damage QCSpeedingHSC 3281 Total: 14 Threshold: 14

11 Interventions by the SAAQ The SAAQ intervenes with drivers to: – inform them if their record deteriorates; – make them aware of the importance of rectifying risky behaviour; – inform them that their file will be transferred to the Commision des transports du Québec. © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 11

12 Interventions by the SAAQ Société © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 12 Intervention by the SAAQ CircumstancesTo the driver To the operator First-level warning50% of the thresholdYesNo Second-level warning75% of the thresholdYesNo Information letter for serious offences For a serious offence that requires immediate intervention Yes Warning letter for critical events For a driver involved in a serious event in terms of road safety or safeguarding the integrity of the road network Yes Notice of referral to the Commission When a record is being transferred YesNo

13 Interventions by the SAAQ Situations resulting in a notice of referral to the Commission des transports du Québec: – reaching a threshold – having a fatal at-fault accident – drinking and driving – reaching 75% of a threshold + one critical event – being involved in two critical events – being responsible for the referral of the operator’s record to the Commission – emergency situations © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 13

14 Excellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 14

15 Program Objective To recognize drivers who have exemplary road safety conduct. © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 15

16 Who Qualifies for the Program? The Program is open to all heavy vehicle drivers who hold a driver’s licence issued by the SAAQ and who operate in Québec or elsewhere in Canada using a heavy vehicle registered in Québec. © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 16

17 How to Register To have excellent conduct recognized, drivers first have to complete the registration form, apply for one of the four levels of excellence, and meet the eligibility requirements. © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 17

18 Levels of Excellence © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 18 LevelMinimum Experience Particulars BRONZE6 months Restricted to new drivers SILVER 2 years GOLD 5 years PLATINUM 10 yearsTraining required

19 Eligibility Requirements For the period corresponding to the experience required for the applicable level, drivers: – must have travelled 10,000 km each year as heavy vehicle drivers; – must not have committed offences while driving a heavy vehicle; – must not have been responsible for an accident while driving a heavy vehicle; © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 19

20 Eligibility Requirements (cont’d) – must not have accumulated more than 3 demerit points in their record (for any type of vehicle), for a period of 24 months; – must not have been the subject of criminal charges related to driving or their employment duties. © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 20

21 Publishing the Excellence List The SAAQ will publish and update a list of drivers with recognized exemplary conduct, along with their level. If drivers want to stay on the list, they must maintain the requirements for their recognized level of excellence. If not, they will be withdrawn from the Excellence List. © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 21

22 Coming Into Force The Conduct Review Policy and Excellence Program for Heavy Vehicle Drivers come into effect on January 1, © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 22

23 Information Period July 2010 Issuance of a first courtesy letter October2010 Issuance of a second courtesy letter © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 23

24 Information Period Autumn 2010 Media placement January 2011 Publication of the Excellence List Interventions by the SAAQ Referral to the Commission des transports du Québec © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 24

25 To Find Out About Your Obligations © Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, 2010 Page 25


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