Weight of vehicles: the SAAQ attack the buses of large cities

News 28 March, 2018
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    Wednesday, 28 march 2018 17:47

    Wednesday, 28 march 2018 17:47

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    MONTREAL – buses from several major cities in the province have been affected by interventions of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) and a large number of buses have been fined.

    Services de transport de Montréal, Quebec, Laval, Longueuil, Gatineau and Lévis have all deplored the repeated interventions by the SAAQ to verify the weight of the bus.

    The bus to these big cities are too heavy, however, the networks of transport say that the situation on the weight of the vehicles is known and tolerated for many years by the SAAQ and other relevant bodies.

    “These issues have been known for many years and shipping companies are in discussion with the government to this effect. We are waiting for a regularization of the situation”, one can read in a press release from the réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL).

    The interventions of the constables in the road causing slowdowns on the transport networks. In addition, in Montréal, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) said that he had received a fifty findings Wednesday only. Fines of $ 262, for a total of more than $ 13,000 in a single day.

    The road traffic controllers of the SAAQ are without a work contract since 2015 and they do not hide the exercise of currently a means of pressure.

    In Montreal, a hybrid bus weighs 9382 kg, which exceeds the weight limit during spring thaw, and this, even if it is empty.

    The Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ) has recommended that the government increase the limit of weight 13 500 kg.