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Why is it illegal to put gas in my car on a Quebec highway shoulder?

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Aug 2, 2004
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East Gwillimbury
From the article, it appears to be a safety issue.

Hwy 20 starts where the 401 ends. I think it narrows to two lanes. Not sure it is ever a single lane.
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Dec 16, 2008
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Richmond Hill
People still run out of gas these days :facepalm: :rolleyes:
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Jun 23, 2005
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GTA
While I agree in principle from a safety standpoint (I would never want to be outside my car on the shoulder of a major highway), I would hope there would be no gouging/scams being pulled on the part of the towing companies, given that they are being contracted by the government.
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Nov 6, 2010
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Montreal, QC
toguy wrote: While I agree in principle from a safety standpoint (I would never want to be outside my car on the shoulder of a major highway), I would hope there would be no gouging/scams being pulled on the part of the towing companies, given that they are being contracted by the government.
I somehow feel that's part of the reason. Kind of like how people thought the "winter tire" law in Quebec was more related to lobbies by tire companies (and distributors) than it was for safety. You never know with Quebec.
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Jun 14, 2008
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Montreal
That particular part of urban highway is 3 lane but very high traffic and very tiny shoulder, with concrete dividers to the outside, so I can see safety is a big concern.

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