Driver Licencing

Information related to driver's licences.

Q&A - Can L or N Drivers Drive Outside of BC?

New Driver Signs 2011Can someone with an L from BC drive in all the provinces? The family is planning a cross Canada trip and my son has his L. We were planning to drive back through the US. Can a person with an L from BC drive in the US?

House Trailer Endorsement

Large RV TrailerAh, summertime! Let's get the RV out of storage and plan some serious recreation. Regardless of the length of your planned road trip, operating an RV safely and legally will maximize your pleasure and head off trouble before it happens.

Should My Driving Record be Available to the Public?

AngelYesterday's edition of the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper contained an article about Justice Minister Shirley Bond considering making the driving record of B.C. drivers public knowledge. The idea is that if conventional methods of convincing drivers to follow the driving rules are not successful, then it is time to find other solutions. This one would be aimed at embarrassing a non-compliant driver publicly.

Q&A - Learner from Outside BC - Do I Need to Display an L?

New Driver Signs 2011My husband and I are planning to take the 14 hour drive from Peace country down to the okanagan, on to vancouver and back to alberta for the long weekend in May. I'm super excited to visit my small home town and be able to drive around in it. We got to talking and I can't find anything anywhere stating I'm not allowed to drive in B.C.

RESOURCE - On Line Driver's Test

Crash TestWhether you are studying to apply for your learner's licence or see yourself as a better than average driver, it's worthwhile to verify that your driving knowledge is correct. Both ICBC and the Richmond Public Library have on line practice knowledge tests for drivers.

Q&A - Driving After Seizures

Q&A ImageA family member had a seizure about a month ago and was told at the time by doctors that he cannot drive. The reason for the seizure was swelling due to brain tumours that have since been treated with drugs and radiation. He was also give some prescription medication that indicated he was not supposed to drive while on it. He is now at the end of his prescription and wondering when he might be able to drive again.

Thinking About Buying a Fake BC Driver's Licence?

BC Driver's LicenceFor less than the price of a traffic ticket, you can find businesses on line that will sell you a "novelty" B.C. driver's licence that looks a lot like the real thing. Would it make a perfect gift for your favorite prohibited driver or perhaps avoid becoming prohibited if you have too many penalty points right now? Perhaps, but my bet is that you are just asking for more trouble if you try.

Q&A - Problems with My Teen - Can I Take Their Licence Away?

New Driver Signs 2011My teen is an irresponsible driver and I am concerned enough at the danger that I want to withdraw my consent for them to have a driver's licence. How do I do that?

VIEWPOINT - Failed my Road Test

SoapboxI am over 82 and have failed my first road test . However I hope with refresher lessons at driving school to do better next time.

CASE LAW - R v Mahovlich

BC Courts Coat of ArmsMark Clayton Mahovlich needed some ID because his driver's licence had been cancelled. He applied for a BCID using his brother's Care Card and birth certificate, neither of which carries a photo. Mark has a history of identifying himself as his brother and has caused significant problems for the brother by doing this.

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