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Information relating to the government and traffic laws.

NEWS - Party Bus Rule Changes

party busRecent amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act have strengthened the protection for minors who use a party bus. Beginning last April 1, if a minor is on board the bus there must be at least one certified safety monitor that is not the driver present. In addition, the minor must have written consent from their legal guardian.

NEWS - Active Transportation Design Guide

New BC LogoThe Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has released the British Columbia Active Transportation Design Guide. The Guide addresses human powered modes of transportation and focuses primarily on walking, cycling and rolling. However, it also addresses single person electric vehicles such as electric bicycles, scooters, Segways, skateboards and hoverboards.

NEWS - It Is Photo Radar 2.0

red light camera sign35 intersection cameras in British Columbia are being upgraded to perform automated speed enforcement in addition to penalizing red light runners.

STATISTICS - Motor Vehicle Deaths 2008 to 2018

BC Coroners ServiceThe B.C. Coroners Service has released a document describing motor vehicle related deaths in the province covering the period 2008 to 2018. Here are the findings presented in the document's overview:

The ICBC "Dumpster Fire"

ICBC LogoICBC premiums are rising! The corporation is losing billions, we have to get costs under control! Let's put out the ICBC dumpster fire by reducing what we pay out in claims, but assure crash victims that they will be properly taken care of.

NEWS - Audit of Commercial Vehicle Safety

auditor general logoBC's Auditor General has released the report of an independent audit of commercial vehicle safety in our province. The audit looked at whether the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General have effectively managed their respective programs to promote the safe operation of commercial vehicles on B.C. roads.

Building Trust, Driving Confidence

ICBC LogoICBC's current corporate slogan is "Building Trust, Driving Confidence." Pair that with this week's announcement of a $582 million loss for the first six months of the corporation's fiscal year and one begins to wonder about the confidence part. That loss is being blamed on the rising number and cost of claims.

NEWS - Legislation Introduced to Permit Ride Hailing

New BC LogoThe government has announced the introduction of legislation to permit ride hailing in B.C. The expectation is to begin accepting applications from ride hailing companies in the fall of 2019.

NEWS - Speed Limit Increases Rolled Back

no speedingTransportation Minister Claire Trevena has announced the roll back of speed increases on 15 segments of highway that were raised in 2014. The new speed limits will be 10 km/h lower in the hope that the increase in crash rates seen after the previous change will return to what they were before.

NEWS - Increased Penalties for Dangerous Driving Behaviour

New BC LogoIncreased penalties will come into effect today for drivers who put people at risk through excessive speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving and other violations.

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