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Quebec imposes curfew, passenger limit for young drivers

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WATCH: Road deaths in Quebec claimed the lives of 75 young people in 2017. As Global's Raquel Fletcher reports, road deaths among 15 to 24 years olds has increased dramatically.

Young drivers will have a limit to the number passengers allowed in their vehicles between midnight and 5 a.m., according to an amendment to the Quebec road safety act aimed at saving lives.

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Young people under the age of 19 with a Class 5 probationary licence will be able to drive one passenger aged 19 or younger for the first six months, and a maximum of three passengers aged 19 or younger for the following six months.

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There will be no restrictions after this time period.

The penalties for defying the law range from $200 to $300 and four demerit points.

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This comes after recent statistics showed 29 more young people died on Quebec roads in 2017 than the year before.

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Transport Minister André Fortin confirmed though the number of deaths overall has dropped on roads and highways, it has increased 63 per cent among 15- to 24-year-olds.

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The province acknowledges that speeding and distracted driving are also still an issue.