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Heavy vehicles and blind spots

For road users, it is important to be twice as careful near a truck, a bus, a snow removal vehicle or any other heavy vehicle.

Safety tips

  • Make sure the driver sees you and establish eye contact.
  • Stay in the driver's field of vision. If you don't see the driver, he doesn't see you either.
  • Beware of blind spots.
  • Key your distance from heavy vehicles.
  • Cross at the right place at the right time.
  • In case of doubt, you must move away from the vehicle and wait for it to leave.
  • Pay attention: avoid texting or wearing headphones.

At all times, make sure you listen, look and can be seen.

Blind spots are the parts of the road the driver can't see due to the vehicle's dimensions. If you are in one of the zones illustrated in the photo below, the heavy vehicle driver can't see you.

Prevention Videos

100% vigilant : Comme piéton ou cycliste, je garde mes distances des véhicules lourds (french only)

Campagne 100 % vigilant - Sécurité des piétons - Angles morts (french only)

Local delivery

The trucking plan does not apply to trucks and tool vehicles that must make a local delivery.

It also does not apply to non-standard vehicles driving with a special licence that expressly authorizes access to a prohibited road:

  • farm machinery, farm tractors and farm vehicles
  • tow trucks
  • emergency vehicles
  • local delivery

Local deliveries are made in a no traffic zone marked by a sign that authorizes truck drivers to circulate in this no traffic zone to perform one of the following tasks:

  • Pick up or deliver goods
  • Provide a service
  • Perform a job
  • Have the vehicle repaired
  • Drive the vehicle to its home base

Trucking plan

La carte de camionnage de l'agglomération de Montréal (french only) - Ville de Montréal