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 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.

  • Download standard
    12835 ANG BNQ 1030-100 Safety of Heavy Vehicles
    PROJECT IN PROCESS (planned date for publication: June 2025)
    12834 FRN BNQ 1030-100 Sécurité des véhicules lourds
    PROJECT IN PROCESS (planned date for publication: June 2025)
  • Standards committee members
    Number of committee members : 18
    Magali BebronneVélo Québec
    Sébastien BédardMinistère des Transports du Québec (MTQ)
    Annie BoisjoliAssociation des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ)
    Steeve BrousseauNavistar Canada
    Jean-François BruneauCentre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les réseaux d'entreprise, la logistique et le transport (CIRRELT)
    David DucasseThe Lion Electric Company
    Marc-Antoine FortinCanadian Kenworth Co.
    Stéphane GauthierService de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM)
    Alexandre L'AbbéSociété de Transport de Montréal (STM)
    Louis MartinPiétons Québec
    Yves MauraisAssociation du camionnage du Québec
    François NiroVille de Montréal
    Annie RoyAssociation des propriétaires de véhicules lourds du Québec
    Guillaume Roy-GirardInnovative Vehicle Institute
    Benoît Saint-CyrNova Bus
    Nicolas SaunierPolytechnique Montréal
    David TremblaySimard Suspensions Inc.
    Dany VeilleuxManac Inc.
  • Contact

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