The duty of care was introduced in the Highway Safety Code in 2018 and is one of the core principles of this act, which prescribes traffic rules on Québec roads.
The duty of care concerns all road users. This means that:
The Highway Safety Code does not provide for penalties specifically for the non-observance of the duty of care, as the other rules of the Code and related penalties reflect this duty.
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