New law for farm equipment
As of December 1st, 2013, the new law regarding farm equipment that is more than 2.6 metres wide takes effect. The new regulations are: the vehicle must have blinking yellow lights; it must have reflectors; it must be accompanied by one or two escort vehicles equipped with a rotating yellow light or a signal bar.
It is also no longer allowed to be on the road with farm machinery wider than 5.3 metres when: visibility is less than 500 metres; in a school zone on school days during the beginning or the end of school day.
Anyone caught breaking the new rules faces a fine of between $60 and $720, depending on the gravity of the situation. A guide related to the new rules can be found on the SAAQ’s website under “machines agricoles”, however, it is only in French.