Q&A - Will Automated Licence Plate Recognition Identify the Principal Driver?
QUESTION: I lost my license so I added a new principal driver to my insurance. He has a valid license and he will be driving my car for the time I'm suspended. Will my licence plate still be flagged if they are scanned by automated license plate recognition (ALPR)? I don't want us getting pulled over all the time while driving my daughter back and forth from school.
ANSWER: Information for the database file for the ALPR system in B.C. is provided to the RCMP by ICBC. The RCMP shares the file with municipal police forces.
ICBC advises that the registered owner of the vehicle being unlicensed, prohibited or suspended will result in their licence plate being flagged for investigation. The same applies with a principal driver if one is identified.
Recent changes to insurance requires that drivers who drive your vehicle be listed with ICBC. These drivers do not cause your licence plate to be flagged if they become unlicensed, prohibited or suspended unless they are also the principal driver.