Quebec Driving 101 - A Word of Caution

What you say is too true.  I would also add that even when you are going 10 km over the speed limit (in order not to get run off the road), there are still tailgaters, even at that speed.  There are also a lot of pedestrians who will step out in front of a car that barely has time to stop and then flip the driver the bird when the driver honks.

I have been here almost 14 years now, and I have learned to check for people running red lights from the other directions before I go through a green light.