Speed limit on Québec highways"
Resolution #142 : Speed limit on Québec highways" (Official French version)
It has been shown that speed limits do not have the effect of reducing the speed of motorists. In addition, artificially low speed limits have become a new source of funding for governments through ticketing. Finally, the speed at which motorists travel is more often dictated by the configuration of the road and by its conditions.
That is why a government of the Conservative Party of Québec:
- Will adopt the 85th percentile rule, which dictates that the speed limit on roads should be no less than the speed at which on average 85% of motorists are circulating;
- Will install intelligent variable speed limit road signage on main highways, which will allow variable speed limits on Québec’s highways depending on road conditions; and
- Will increase the speed limit to 120 km/h where road conditions and lighting allow this to be done safely.