13. No commercial advertising sign visible from a highway, rest area or lookout may be displayed within
(1) 30 metres thereof, subject to subparagraph 2;
(2) 75 metres of any autoroute;
(3) 180 metres of the intersection of the highway with another highway, with the entrance or exit ramp of an autoroute or with a railroad, except an advertising sign to advertise an enterprise distant from the intersection of the highway with another highway not maintained by the Minister of Transport and located along the latter highway;
(4) 300 metres or, in the case of an autoroute, 600 metres of another advertising sign displayed on the same side of the highway and subject to the same dimensional standards;
(5) 600 metres of the entrance or exit ramp of an autoroute, measured from the head of the ramp.
In addition, the advertising sign must be so displayed as to be visible to a driver on his right-hand side, except where it is displayed back to back or anglewise to another advertising sign.
The Minister, where he considers that the topography of the area prevents an applicant from displaying an advertising sign as prescribed in subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the first paragraph over a distance of at least one kilometre, may authorize the advertising sign to be displayed at such lesser distance as he indicates.
In this section, the term “autoroute” means a highway designated as such by the Minister by means of the proper signs.
1988, c. 14, s. 13; 1992, c. 13, s. 1.