Direct Compensation Agreement

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Case 5 - Lane change

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Portion of liability:

This case applies when 'Y' changes lanes for whatever reason.

On a public highway where the maximum speed allowed is less than 70 km/h, the driver of a road vehicle must yield the right of way to a bus when the driver of the bus is flashing his turn-signal lights for re-entering the lane in which he was moving before he stopped (section 407 of the Highway Safety Code, R.S.Q., chapter C-24.2).

N.B.: The liability percentage does not apply to the case described in the exception.


Applying the Direct Compensation Agreement:

  • Vehicle Y is responsible: the insured will be indemnified if the collision is covered under his insurance policy (section B of the Contract). The insured will then have to pay a deductible.

  • Vehicle X is not responsible: the insured will be indemnified even if the collision is not covered under his insurance policy. The insured will not have to pay a deductible.


The insurer must obtain the version of the accident from the persons involved. As a general rule, if the versions differ and there is no independent witness to corroborate one or other of the versions, responsibility for the accident is shared 50% - 50%.

For more information, contact your insurer.
You can also contact the Insurance Information Centre .


The content of these web pages is provided for information only and to make it easier to understand the DCA. It is not legally binding. The official version of the DCA takes precedence. Your insurer will establish the portion of your liability in the accident.

Download the official version of the Direct Compensation Agreement.

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