C-24.2, r. 49 - Regulation respecting emergency vehicles and vehicles equipped with flashing or rotating amber lights

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1. The Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec recognizes a road vehicle as an emergency vehicle where a certificate of mechanical inspection issued under the Regulation respecting safety standards for road vehicles (chapter C-24.2, r. 32), less than one month from the date of the application for recognition, by a person authorized to inspect a road vehicle on its behalf, indicates that the vehicle conforms and that it is used mainly for one of the following purposes:
(1)  to rush medical personnel or medical equipment to a person in need of immediate medical care;
(2)  to rush a technician or first-aid equipment to a place where rapid intervention is required to provide immediate medical care;
(3)  to uphold the peace, maintain order and public safety, to prevent crime and the violation of Québec or Canadian statutes, or to track down the perpetrators, either:
(a)  by a policeman of the Sûreté du Québec or of a municipal police force using an unmarked vehicle;
(b)  by a person considered a peace officer under a federal or a Québec statute provided that his duties, on a regular basis, require the use of a vehicle recognized as an emergency vehicle and provided it is in the discharge of his duties;
(c)  by a special constable appointed in accordance with the Police Act (chapter P-13.1);
(4)   for the training courses offered by the École nationale de Police du Québec provided the vehicle is owned by it;
(5)  to rush to a place where there is a threat to the environment provided the vehicle is owned by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs;
(6)  to rush to the site of a disaster provided the vehicle is owned by the Minister of Public Security.
O.C. 867-87, s. 1.