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B.C. Reg. 26/58
O.C. 1004/58

Motor Vehicle Act

Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2015 and 2016
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 125/2016, June 16, 2016]

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Division 26

Repealed

26.01—26.011  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 584/77.]

Repealed

26.02—26.03  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 204/80, s. (a).]

Repealed

26.04-26.10  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 118/2012.]

Division 27 — Driver Training

Definitions

27.01  In this Division:

"approved driver education course" means a driver education course that is approved by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia under section 25 (8.1) (a) of the Act;

"driver training institute" means a driver training school that is

(a) a vocational training school operated by the government, or

(b) a college or institute under the College and Institute Act or the Institute of Technology Act , a university, an independent school under the Independent School Act or a school under the School Act providing driver training to students;

"driver training instructor" means a person who teaches the driving or operation of a motor vehicle, but does not include a person who provides this instruction

(a) without expectation of compensation or other consideration,

(b) for off-highway, racetrack or closed circuit driving, or

(c) as an employee to other employees of the same employer;

"driver training school" means a person or organization that provides to individuals a program of training or education in driving or operating motor vehicles, in expectation of compensation from those individuals, but does not include

(a) a person or organization that provides instruction for off-highway, racetrack or closed circuit driving,

(b) a person who, as an employee, provides this instruction to other employees of the same employer, or

(c) a person who, under contract to an employer, provides this instruction to employees of the employer;

"instructor training facility" means a person or other body approved by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia to provide a course of training or education to qualify for a driver training instructor's licence;

"operator" means a person who directs, manages or is in charge of a driver training school or a driver training institute;

"practical driver training" means driver training conducted in or around a motor vehicle;

"retraining" means training about the operation of a motor vehicle for a person who holds a driver's licence or for a person who wishes to re-qualify for a driver's licence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94; am. B.C. Regs. 317/96, s. 1; 229/98, s. 1; 257/98, App. 1, s. 1; 53/2008, s. 1.]

Application

27.02  Section 27.04 (1) and section 27.05 do not apply to a driver training institute.

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94.]

Penalties

27.03  (1) A person or institute that contravenes section 27.04 (1), (2), (7) or (8), 27.05 (1), 27.06 (1), (2), (3), (9) or (11), 27.08 (3), (4) or (5), 27.09 (1), (2), (4) or (9) or 27.10 (2) (a), (b), (d), (e) or (f) commits an offence and is liable to a fine of not more than $2 000.

(2) If a corporation commits an offence under this section, an employee, officer, director or agent of the corporation who authorized, permitted or acquiesced in the offence commits an offence.

(3) The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia may suspend, cancel or refuse to issue or renew a driver training school licence or driver training instructor's licence for any of the following reasons:

(a) the licensee engages in fraudulent, deceptive or unconscionable practices in the operation of a driver training school, in the conduct of driver training or in applying for a licence;

(b) the licensee aids, abets or counsels fraudulent practices by an applicant to obtain a driver's licence of any classification or driver training instructor's licence of any classification or to requalify for a driver's licence or driver training instructor's licence;

(c) the licensee fails to maintain or provide to the corporation the records required under this Division;

(d) the licensee is convicted under the Criminal Code of an offence that is

(i) punishable by imprisonment for 5 years or more,

(ii) an offence that is sexual or indecent,

(iii) an offence of violence, or

(iv) an offence of operating, care or control of a motor vehicle,

or, in a jurisdiction outside of Canada, of an analogous offence;

(e) failure of the applicant or licensee to comply with any requirement of this Division;

(f) the licensee teaches, or permits a student to be taught, the knowledge tests administered by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, or possesses these tests, without the consent of the corporation.

(3.1) If a licensee is charged with an offence referred to in subsection (3) (d), the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia may suspend or delay the issue or renewal of a driver training school licence or driver training instructor's licence pending the outcome of the proceeding for the offence in order to determine whether it should act under subsection (3) (d) at that later date.

(4) The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia may suspend, cancel or refuse to issue or to renew a driver training school licence on conviction of the owner, or a person directly interested in the driver training school's business, of an offence concerning dishonesty, violence or indecency, or on cancellation of a licence of an employee of the driver training school for dishonesty, violence or indecency authorized or condoned by the owner or operator of the driver training school.

(5) The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia must not cancel a licence under this Division until the holder is first given an opportunity to show cause why cancellation is not warranted.

(6) If a licence is cancelled or suspended under this Division, the licensee must deliver the licence to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia within 10 days.

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94; am. B.C. Regs. 317/96, s. 1; 108/97, ss. 1 and 2; 413/97, App. 1, s. 20; 354/2010, Sch. s. 1; 338/2012, Sch. 2, s. 1.]

Licensing

27.04  (1) No person or body may act as or be held out as being a driver training school except the holder of a valid and subsisting driver training school licence issued under this Division.

(2) No person may act, or hold himself or herself out as acting, as a driver training instructor unless the person is the holder of a valid and subsisting driver training instructor's licence issued under this Division.

(3) The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia must cause a driver training school licence, or a driver training instructor's licence, to be issued to an applicant on being satisfied that the applicant has met the qualifications set out in this Division and has paid the fee prescribed in the Motor Vehicle Fees Regulation.

(4) A driver training school licence must be issued for a period ending at midnight on the last day of the 11th month following the month of issuance, and any duplicate of it expires at the same time as the original.

(5) A driver training instructor's licence must be issued for a period ending at midnight on the last day of the 23rd month following the month of issuance, and any duplicate of it expires at the same time as the original.

(6) The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia may refuse to issue a driver training school licence or a driver training instructor's licence if the applicant is indebted to the government or to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

(7) A driver training school must apply for a driver training school licence for each place of business at which driver training is conducted.

(8) If the name of a licensee is changed the licensee must apply for a duplicate licence within 10 days and must submit proof satisfactory to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia of the change of name.

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94; am. B.C. Reg. 317/96, s. 1.]

Driver training school and instructor training facility security

27.05  (1) Every driver training school and instructor training facility must furnish and maintain security with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia under the Bonding Act and in accordance with this section.

(2) If a driver training school provides one or more driver education courses for a Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 driver's licence or for an endorsement to operate vehicles equipped with air brakes, the security maintained by the driver training school for the courses must equal $3500 for each full time or part time instructor employed or retained by the school to provide one or more of those driver education courses.

(3) If a driver training school provides one or more driver education courses of a type not referred to in subsection (2), the security maintained by the driver training school for the courses must equal $2000 for each full time or part time instructor employed or retained by the school to provide one or more of those driver education courses.

(4) For an instructor training facility the security must equal $3500 for each full time or part time instructor employed or retained by the facility to provide instructor training courses.

(5) If a driver training school or instructor training facility provides courses referred to in more than one subsection of subsections (2) to (4), the security maintained by the person or organization must be the higher of the amounts required under the applicable subsections.

(6) The security for a driver training school or instructor training facility referred to in subsection (1) must be furnished to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia in advance for each driver training instructor employed or retained by

(a) the driver training school during the term of the driver training school licence, or

(b) the instructor training facility for each calendar year.

(7) The security required under subsection (1) may be in any of the following forms:

(a) cash;

(b) a bond of a person authorized under the Financial Institutions Act to carry on insurance business;

(c) a term deposit for up to 3 years registered in the name of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

(8) A driver training school that provides only driver education courses of a type not referred to in subsection (2) and an instructor training facility referred to in subsection (4) are not required to maintain security in excess of $10 000.

(9) The highest amount of security established during the term of the licence for a driving training school or during the calendar year for an instructor training facility must not be allowed to decrease.

[en. B.C. Reg. 53/2008, s. 2; am. B.C. Reg. 204/2011, Sch. B, s. 8.]

Standards and obligations of driver training schools

27.06  (1) A driver training school must post and keep posted in a conspicuous place in each place of business

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (a).]

(b) the driver training school licence, and

(c) the driver training instructor's licence issued to each instructor employed by or under contract to provide driver training at the school.

(2) A driver training school must provide a written statement to each student, before commencement of training and before the payment of any fees, disclosing all of the following:

(a) the name and address of the driver training school;

(b) the fees for enrollment, tuition, services, equipment and vehicle rentals;

(c) the extra charges that might be incurred by that student;

(d) how many persons can be in the driver training school vehicle during the student's lesson time and their reason for being in the vehicle;

(e) the actual amount of practice driving time the student will receive during each lesson;

(f) the actual fee for each lesson;

(g) the refund policies of the driver training school.

(3) A driver training school must provide to each person to whom driver training is supplied a written itemized statement of services provided or rental charged and a receipt for each payment made.

(4) A driver training school must maintain records as required by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia for a period of 3 years, including but not limited to

(a) records of students trained, including student's name, driver's licence number, class of driver's licence, date, time and length of each lesson, name of instructor of each lesson, subject taught, type of training, and fee charged for each lesson,

(b) records of each instructor employed, including name, driver's licence number, a copy of the driver training instructor's licence, dates of refresher training given to the instructor, and

(c) records of all vehicles used for driver training by retaining a copy of each vehicle's registration and proof of insurance coverage.

(5) A driver training school must, during regular business hours and all other reasonable times, permit the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia or designate to

(a) visit premises used for operation of the driver training school,

(b) examine all records and other material and equipment used for operation of the driver training school,

(c) attend and monitor the conduct of driver training lessons, and

(d) copy records and other material pertaining to the operation of the driver training school.

(6) A driver training school must not employ a person to conduct driver training on its behalf if the person does not hold a valid and subsisting driver training instructor's licence.

(7) A driver training school must return the driver training school licence to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia within 10 days of ceasing to carry on business as a driver training school.

(8) A driver training school must maintain a registered office in British Columbia at which all communications and notices may be served and at which records of the driver training school must be maintained.

(9) If the address of the registered office of a driver training school is changed, the driver training school must notify the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia in writing within 10 days of the change.

(10) A driver training school must, within 10 days of receipt of a request from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and in the form requested, update or provide further details as specified in the request concerning

(a) information provided at the time application was made for the school's driver training school licence, or

(b) records respecting the operation of the driver training school that the driver training school is required to maintain under this Division.

(11) A driver training school must return the driver training instructor's licence to a licensee immediately on ceasing to employ the licensee.

(12) A driver training school must use driver training course curriculum, facilities and equipment acceptable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

(13) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (d).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94; am. B.C. Regs. 317/96, s. 1; 228/2004, ss. (a) to (d).]

Standards, qualifications and procedures for driver training instructor's licence applications

27.07  (1) An applicant for a driver training instructor's licence must

(a) have a driving record acceptable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia that shows less than 10 demerit points within the past 2 years, and no convictions under the Criminal Code concerning driving of a motor vehicle or convictions in any other jurisdiction for offences similar to those under the Criminal Code , as determined by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, concerning driving of a motor vehicle for 3 years before the application,

(b) provide a police check acceptable to the corporation, and the application may be rejected if the police check indicates a conviction for an offence involving dishonesty, violence or indecency within the past 5 years,

(c) provide proof of driving experience and qualification acceptable to the corporation indicating that

(i) if the application is for a Class 1, 2 or 3 driver training instructor's licence for practical driver training, the applicant holds a British Columbia Class 1, 2 or 3 driver's licence and has held one, or a similar driver's licence from another jurisdiction, as determined by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, for at least 3 years and has held a driver's licence for at least 5 years,

(ii) if the application is for a Class 4 driver training instructor's licence for practical driver training, the applicant has a Class 4 British Columbia driver's licence and has held a Class 4 or 5 driver's licence, or a similar driver's licence from another jurisdiction, as determined by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, for at least 3 years,

(iii) if the application is for a Class 5 or 7 driver training instructor's licence for practical driver training, the applicant has a British Columbia driver's licence and has held a British Columbia Class 5 driver's licence, or a similar driver's licence from another jurisdiction, as determined by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, for at least 3 years,

(iv) if the application is for a Class 6 or 8 driver training instructor's licence for practical driver training, the applicant has a British Columbia Class 6 driver's licence and has held one, or a similar driver's licence from another jurisdiction, as determined by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, for at least 3 years,

(v) if the application is for a driver training instructor's licence not covering practical driver training, the applicant has, for at least 3 years, held a British Columbia driver's licence or a similar driver's licence from another jurisdiction, as determined by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, and

(vi) if the application is for a driver training instructor's licence to teach an approved driver education course, the applicant has a British Columbia Class 5 or 6 driver training instructor's licence,

(d) be at least 19 years of age and be the holder of a valid and subsisting British Columbia driver's licence of a class permitting operation of the class or type of vehicle for which the applicant intends to provide practical driver training, and

(e) file a medical report acceptable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia if the application is for a licence to conduct practical driver training.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (d).]

(3) An instructor training facility must not accept an applicant for training unless the applicant meets the standards and qualifications specified in this section.

(4) On acceptance by the instructor training facility, the applicant must complete an approved driver training instructor training course, and qualify on examinations, as required by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

(5) Subsection (4), other than the requirements under that subsection concerning examinations, does not apply if the applicant presents proof of equivalent training acceptable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94; am. B.C. Regs. 317/96, s. 1; 413/97, App. 1, s. 2; 229/98, ss. 2 and 3; 257/98, App. 1, s. 2; 228/2004, ss. (d) and (e); 338/2012, Sch. 2, s. 2.]

Obligations of driver training instructor

27.08  (1) A driver training instructor must

(a) have a driving record acceptable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia that shows less than 10 demerit points within the past 2 years, and no convictions under the Criminal Code concerning driving a motor vehicle or convictions in any other jurisdiction for offences analogous to those under the Criminal Code concerning driving a motor vehicle, within the past 3 years,

(b) provide, on request, a police check acceptable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, and if the police check indicates a conviction for an offence described in section 27.03 (3) (d) the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia may suspend, cancel or refuse to issue or renew the driver training instructor's licence, and

(c) provide, on request, a medical report acceptable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia if the driver training instructor's licence permits the conduct of practical driver training.

(1.1) If a driver training instructor is charged with an offence referred to in subsection (1) (b), the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia may delay acting under subsection (1) (b) pending the outcome of the proceeding for the offence in order to determine whether it should act under subsection (1) (b) at that later date.

(2) A driver training instructor must complete training courses and qualify on examinations or re-examinations from time to time as may be required by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

(3) A driver training instructor must provide the driver training instructor's licence to the driver training school at which the driver training instructor is employed or is under contract to provide driver training.

(4) A driver training instructor must not provide driver training to an individual who is not enrolled at the driver training school at which the driver training instructor is employed.

(5) A driver training instructor or driver training school must not provide practical driver training to a person who does not have a driver's licence.

(6) A driver training instructor conducting practical driver training must hold a valid current British Columbia driver's licence of the appropriate classification.

(7) A driver training instructor must use driver training course curriculum acceptable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94; am. B.C. Regs. 317/96, s. 1; 108/97, ss. 3-4; 413/97, App. 1, s. 2; 229/98, s. 3; 338/2012, Sch. 2, s. 3.]

Driver training vehicles

27.09  (1) Vehicles used by a driver training school or driver training instructor for the training of persons who wish to obtain a Class 5 or 7 driver's licence must have

(a) dual brake pedals,

(b) dual clutch pedals for manual transmission vehicles,

(c) a rear view mirror firmly mounted so as to give the instructor a clear and unobstructed view of the highway to the rear of the vehicle and separate from mirrors that the vehicle was originally equipped with when manufactured, and

(d) the words "student driver" in legible printed upper case letters not less than 50 mm high with the lettering and background colours in contrasting shades displayed on the top or rear of the vehicle and visible to the rear.

(e) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (f).]

(2) Vehicles owned or leased by a driver training school or driver training instructor and in use for the training of drivers who wish to obtain a Class 4 driver's licence must have

(a) the words "student driver" in legible printed upper case letters not less than 50 mm high with the lettering and background colours in contrasting shades displayed on the top or rear of the vehicle and visible to the rear.

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (f).]

(3) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (f).]

(4) Vehicles, including towed vehicles, used by a driver training school or driver training instructor for training of drivers who wish to obtain a Class 1, 2, or 3 driver's licence must have

(a) the words "student driver" in legible printed upper case letters not less than 75 mm high with the lettering and background colours in contrasting shades displayed on the top or rear of the vehicle and visible to the rear.

(b) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (f).]

(5) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (f).]

(6) Vehicles used for driver training must meet inspection standards in Division 25.

(7) A private vehicle that is used for training of persons with disabilities who wish to obtain a Class 5 or 7 driver's licence and that has modifications to its controls in order to be operated is exempt from the requirements of this section other than subsection (1) (d).

(8) Vehicles used for retraining are exempt from the requirements of this section.

(9) A driver training school or driver training instructor must not provide Class 6 or 8 motorcycle practical driver training to a student on a highway if the student is not wearing a reflective vest of a type acceptable to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94; am. B.C. Regs. 317/96, s. 1; 229/98, s. 3; 257/98, App. 1, s. 3; 228/2004, s. (f).]

Other requirements

27.10  (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (f).]

(2) A driver training school, its operators, agents or employees, or a driver training instructor, must not

(a) represent themselves as a representative, agent or employee of the government,

(b) solicit business in an office of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia or its authorized agents,

(c) engage in false, deceptive or misleading advertising or make a false, deceptive or misleading statement,

(d) state or imply that issuance of a driver's licence is guaranteed on completion of the driver training provided,

(e) advertise, state or imply that the school or its employees are approved, supervised, recommended or endorsed by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia or the government, except that

(i) the words "licensed under the Motor Vehicle Act" may be used,

(ii) in the case of a licensed driver training school, the words "licensed as a driver training school under the Motor Vehicle Act" may be used,

(iii) in the case of a licensed driver training instructor, the words "licensed as a driver training instructor under the Motor Vehicle Act" may be used, and

(iv) in the case of an approved driver education course, the words "driver education course approved by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia" or "driver education course approved by ICBC" may be used, or

(f) advertise, or cause advertising to be issued, which does not contain the name of the driver training school or, in the case of a driver training instructor, the name of the driver training instructor.

(g) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 228/2004, s. (f).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94; am. B.C. Regs. 317/96, s. 5; 413/97, App. 1, s. 21; 229/98, s. 4; 228/2004, s. (f).]

Driver training course curriculum

27.11  The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia may set policy guidelines for the conduct of courses of driver training and the training of driver training instructors, including curriculum, facilities and equipment, and may monitor the conduct of courses for licensees under this Division.

[en. B.C. Reg. 354/94; am. B.C. Reg. 317/96, s. 1.]

Division 28 — Point System

Point penalties on driving record

28.01  If a person is convicted of an offence, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia must record on the driving record of that person the number of point penalties for that offence as set out in the Schedule to this Division.

[en. B.C. Reg. 413/97, App. 1, s. 22; am. B.C. Reg. 59/2016, App. 2, s. 1.]

Repealed

28.02  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 107/2016, s. 1.]

Schedule

[en. B.C. Reg. 389/85; am. B.C. Regs. 274/86, Sch. 3, s. 1; 49/87, Sch. 2; 374/87, Sch. 2; 427/87; 428/87; 472/88; 257/98, App. 1, s. 4; 178/2000, s. 1; 173/2005, s. (b) (ii); 148/2009, s. 1; 177/2009, s. 2; 308/2009, Sch. 3; 97/2012, App. 2, s. 1; 187/2014; 116/2015, App. 1; 107/2016, ss. 2 and 3.]

Table 1

For breaches listed in this table, the number of point penalties recorded shall be 2.

Motor Vehicle Act   Description of Offence
1 Section 121   Driving maintenance or construction vehicle without due regard for safety
2 Section 123   Fail to obey police direction
3 Section 125   Disobey traffic control device
4 Section 127 (1) (a) (ii)   Fail to yield to pedestrian
5 Section 127 (1) (a) (iii)   Fail to yield to vehicle
6 Section 128 (1) (a)   Yellow light at intersection
6.1 Section 128 (1) (a)   Yellow light, intersection — no stop before intersection
7 Section 128 (2) (a)   Yellow light — no intersection
8 Section 129 (1)   Red light at intersection
9 Section 129 (3)   Fail to yield — right turn — red light
10 Section 129 (4) (b)   Fail to yield — left turn — red light
11 Section 129 (5) (a)   Red light — no intersection
12 Section 130 (1) (a)   Disobey green arrow
13 Section 130 (1) (a)   Fail to yield on green arrow
13.1 Section 130 (2) (a) (i)   Fail to stop — yellow arrow — crosswalk
13.2 Section 130 (2) (a) (ii)   Fail to stop — yellow arrow — intersection
13.3 Section 130 (2) (b)   Fail to yield — yellow arrow — pedestrian
14 Section 131 (1) (a)   Flashing red light at intersection
15 Section 131 (2) (a)   Flashing red light — no intersection
16 Section 131 (3) (a)   Yellow flashing light at intersection
17 Section 131 (4) (a)   Yellow flashing light — no intersection
18 Section 131 (5) (a)   Fail to yield at green flashing light
19 Section 134   Failing to obey lane direction control signal
20 Section 143   Drive over newly painted lines
21 Section 151 (a)   Unsafe lane change
22 Section 151 (b)   Lane change solid line
23 Section 151 (c)   Change lanes without signal
24 Section 151 (d)   Left turn from wrong lane
25 Section 151 (e)   Right turn from wrong lane
26 Spent1  
27 Section 151 (f)   Illegal pass on laned roadway
28 Section 151 (g)   Slow moving in wrong lane
29 Section 158 (1)   Pass on right
30 Section 158 (2) (a)   Unsafe pass on right
31 Section 158 (2) (b)   Pass on right off roadway
32 Section 161   Disobey traffic sign or signal
33 Section 166   Improper left turn — no intersection
34 Section 167   Improper right turn — no intersection
35 Section 168 (a)   Unsafe U-turn
36 Section 168 (b) (iii)   Prohibited U-turn
36.1 Section 168 (b) (iv)   U-turn — intersection
36.2 Section 168 (b) (v)   U-turn — business district
37 Section 169   Unsafe start
38 Section 170 (1)   No signal on turn
39 Section 170 (2)   Inadequate signal on turn
40 Section 170 (3)   Fail to signal stop or decrease in speed
41 Section 171 (2)   Drive vehicle without signal device
42 Section 172 (2)   No proper signalling equipment for right-hand drive vehicle
43 Section 173   Fail to yield at uncontrolled intersection
44 Section 173   Disobey yield sign
45 Section 174   Fail to yield on left turn
46 Section 174   Fail to yield to left turn vehicle
47 Section 175 (1)   Fail to yield after stop
48 Section 175 (2)   Fail to yield to vehicle leaving stop
49 Section 176 (1)   Emerging vehicle fail to stop
50 Section 176 (2)   Emerging vehicle fail to yield
51 Section 181   Failing to exercise duty to pedestrian
52 Section 185 (1)   Fail to stop at railway crossing
53 Section 185 (1)   Leave railway crossing unsafely
54 Section 185 (2)   Drive past railway crossing gate
55 Section 185 (4) (e)   Commercial vehicle — no stop at railway
56 Section 185 (5)   Fail to proceed with caution at railway crossing
57 Section 193   Reverse into intersection
58 Section 193   Reverse when unsafe
59 Section 194 (1)   Operate motorcycle — not on seat
60 Section 194 (4) (a)   Permit passenger under 16 to be unlawfully seated
61 Section 194 (10)   Operate motorcycle more than 2 abreast
62 Section 196   Improper operation of vehicle on canyon defile or on mountain road
63 Section 197   Coasting down grade illegally
64 Section 198   Follow fire truck too closely
65 Section 198   Park near fire truck
66 Section 199   Drive over fire hose
67 Section 200   Drive on sidewalk
68 Section 203 (1)   Open door while unsafe

Table 2

For breaches listed in this table, the number of point penalties recorded shall be 3.

Motor Vehicle Act   Description of Offence
1 Section 24 (1)   No driver's licence
2 Repealed [B.C. Reg. 107/2016, s. 2.]  
3 Section 25 (15)   Drive contrary to driver’s licence restriction
Item 3 does not apply to an offence for violating a specific driver's licence requirement,
restriction or condition that is set out in another item in a table to the Schedule.
4 Section 68   Failing to fulfill duty of driver involved in accident
5 Section 73 (1)   Fail to stop for police
6 Section 73 (2)   Fail to state name and address
7 Section 140   Disobey construction signs
8 Section 141   Disobey flagman
9 Section 144 (1) (c)   Speed relative to conditions
10 Section 145 (1)   Slow driving
11 Section 146 (1)   Speed in municipality
12 Section 146 (1)   Speed outside municipality
13 Section 146 (3)   Speed against highway sign
14 Section 146 (5)   Speed against area sign
15 Section 146 (7)   Speed against municipal sign
16 Section 146 (11)   Speed on municipal lane
17 Section 147 (1)   Speed in school zone
18 Section 147 (2)   Speed in playground zone
18.1 Section 148 (1)   Excessive speed
19 Section 149   Fail to stop for school bus
20 Section 150 (1)   Fail to keep right
21 Section 150 (2)   Slow vehicle not on right
22 Section 150 (3)   Fail to keep right of rotary traffic island
22.1 Section 151.1 (3)   Improper use of leftmost lane
23 Section 154   Passing when meeting oncoming vehicle
24 Section 155 (1) (a)   Cross solid double line
25 Section 155 (1) (b) (i)   Fail to keep right of double broken/solid line
26 Section 155 (1) (b) (ii)   Cross solid broken line
27 Section 155 (1) (c)   Fail to keep right of single broken or solid line
28 Section 157 (1) (a)   Fail to pass at safe distance
29 Section 157 (1) (b)   Fail to complete pass safely
30 Section 157 (2) (a)   Fail to yield to passing vehicle
31 Section 157 (2) (b)   Increase speed while being passed
32 Section 159   Unsafe pass on left
33 Section 160   Pass without clear view
34 Section 162 (1)   Follow too closely
35 Section 162 (2)   Commercial vehicle — follow too closely
36 Section 162 (3)   Fail to leave sufficient space between vehicles for passing purposes
37 Section 163 (a)   Drive over highway divider
38 Section 163 (b)   Fail to keep right on divided highway
39 Section 164 (1)   Enter controlled access highway
40 Section 164 (2)   Leave controlled access highway
41 Section 165 (5)   Improper turn at intersection
42 Section 177   Fail to yield for emergency vehicle
43 Section 179 (1)   Fail to yield to pedestrian
44 Section 179 (3)   Pass vehicle yielding for pedestrian
45 Section 179 (4)   Disobey school guard
46 Section 179 (4)   Disobey school patrol
47 Section 186   Disobey stop sign
48 Section 195 (1) (a)   Drive while control obstructed
49 Section 195 (1) (b)   Drive while view obstructed
50 Section 195 (2)   Obstruct driver
50.1 Repealed [B.C. Reg. 107/2016, s. 2.]  
51 Repealed [B.C. Reg. 107/2016, s. 2.]  
Motor Vehicle Act Regulations   Description of Offence
1 Section 7A.01   Unnecessary noise
2 Section 47.02   Fail to slow down or move over near stopped official vehicle

Table 2.1

For breaches listed in this table, the number of point penalties recorded shall be 4.

Motor Vehicle Act   Description of Offence
1 Section 214.2 (1)   Use an electronic device while driving
2 Section 214.2 (2)   Email or text while driving
Motor Vehicle Act Regulations   Description of Offence
1 Section 30.072 (1) (a)   Use an electronic device while driving in violation of driver's
licence restriction (section 25 (15) Motor Vehicle Act)
2 Section 30.072 (1) (b)   Email or text while driving in violation of driver's licence
restriction (section 25 (15) Motor Vehicle Act)

Table 3

For breaches listed in this table, the number of point penalties recorded shall be 6.

Motor Vehicle Act   Description of Offence
1 Section 144 (1) (a)   Careless driving
2 Section 144 (1) (b)   Driving without reasonable consideration

Table 4

For breaches listed in this table, the number of point penalties recorded shall be 10.

Motor Vehicle Act   Description of Offence
1 Section 90.4   Driving while suspended
2 Section 95   Driving while prohibited or suspended
3 Repealed [B.C. Reg. 257/98, App. 1, s. 4.]
4 Section 100   Failing to stop for peace officer
5 Section 102   Driving while prohibited or suspended
6 Section 103   Driving while suspended
7 Section 224   Driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood
8 Section 226   Refusal to give blood sample
9 Section 234 (1)   Driving while suspended
Criminal Code 2   Description of Offence
1 Section 220   Causing death by criminal negligence
2 Section 221   Causing injury by criminal negligence
3 Section 233 (1)   Criminal negligence
4 Section 233 (2)   Failing to fulfill duty of person having care, charge or control of
vehicle involved in accident
5 Section 233 (4)   Dangerous driving
6 Section 234   Driving while ability impaired
7 Section 235   Breath sample not provided
8 Section 236   Driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood
9 Section 236   Manslaughter
10 Section 249 (1) (a)   Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
11 Section 249 (3)   Dangerous operation causing bodily harm
12 Section 249 (4)   Dangerous operation causing death
12.1 Section 249.1 (1)   Flight
12.2 Section 249.1 (3)   Flight causing bodily harm or death.
12.3 Section 249.2   Causing death by criminal negligence (street racing)
12.4 Section 249.3   Causing bodily harm by criminal negligence (street racing)
12.5 Section 249.4   Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while street racing
13 Section 252 (1)   Failure to stop at scene of accident
14 Section 253 (a)   Operation of motor vehicle while ability impaired by alcohol or drugs
15 Section 253 (b)   Operation of motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams alcohol in blood
16 Section 254 (5)   Failure or refusal to provide sample of breath or blood
17 Section 255 (2)   Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired causing bodily harm
17.1 Section 255 (2.1)   Causing bodily harm while driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood
17.2 Section 255 (2.2)   Causing bodily harm and failure or refusal to provide sample of breath or blood
18 Section 255 (3)   Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired causing death
18.1 Section 255 (3.1)   Causing death while driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood
18.2 Section 255 (3.2)   Causing death and failure or refusal to provide sample of breath or blood
19 Section 259 (4)   Operation of motor vehicle while disqualified
1.Section 155 (f) of R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 288 was repealed by 1985-78-13.
2.These may not be up-to-date references. Please check the current version of the Code.

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