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Safety of Heavy Vehicles

 Cycling near a heavy vehicle

Standard BNQ 1030-100
Safety of Heavy Vehicles

Each year, many collisions are recorded between heavy vehicles and various road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. In order to significantly reduce the number of collisions causing serious injuries and deaths involving heavy vehicles in urban areas, the BNQ has been given a mandate to undertake the process of developing a consensus standard aimed at quantifying the level of safety of heavy vehicles using a predetermined scale.

This innovative project is modeled on the Direct Vision Standard introduced in London as part of a road safety program. The standard enables a driver’s direct view when operating a heavy vehicle to be measured and the devices that reduce blind spots to be evaluated. The Québec standard will take into consideration several safety elements including the driver’s direct view, indirect vision (mirrors, cameras, and other detection devices), and the use of other safety equipment (alarms, lights, warning indicators, side guards, or any other system to improve road user safety).

This standardized methodology will enable manufacturers of heavy vehicles and the organizations using them for business operations to make judicious choices in terms of design and provision in the interests of contributing to road user safety.

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12835ANGBNQ 1030-100 Safety of Heavy Vehicles
PROJECT IN PROCESS (planned date for publication: December 2024)
12834FRNBNQ 1030-100 Sécurité des véhicules lourds
PROJECT IN PROCESS (planned date for publication: December 2024)

Standards committee members

Number of committee members: 19
Ms. Magali BebronneVélo Québec
Anny BoisjoliAssociation des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ)
Mr. Jean-François BruneauCentre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les réseaux d'entreprise, la logistique et le transport (CIRRELT)
Mr. Sébastien BédardMinistère des Transports du Québec (MTQ)
Mr. Michel DaneaultA. Girardin
Mr. David DucasseThe Lion Electric Company
Mr. Nicholas EmondCentre de formation routier de Montréal (CFRM)
Ms. Élaine FournellePiétons Québec
Mr. Stéphane GauthierService de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM)
Mr. Martin GirardLabrie Group
Mr. Alexandre L'AbbéSociété de Transport de Montréal (STM)
Mr. Yves MauraisAssociation du camionnage du Québec
Mr. François NiroVille de Montréal - Division planification et développement de la mobilité
Ms. Annie RoyAssociation des propriétaires de véhicules lourds du Québec
Guillaume Roy-GirardInnovative Vehicle Institute
Mr. Jean-François SabourinUnion des municipalités du Québec
Mr. Benoît Saint-CyrNova Bus
Mr. Nicolas SaunierPolytechnique de Montréal
Mr. Dany VeilleuxManac Inc.


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