CASE LAW - Mace v Superintendent of Motor Vehicles
Gordon Mace, a 40 year old driver who held a class 7 driver's licence and was part of the Graduated Licencing Program (GLP) received two traffic tickets: a speeding violation from February 21, 2015; and a violation for failing to obey a traffic control device from May 6, 2016. Subsequent to that, the Superintendent sent Mr. Mace a notice of intention to prohibit him from driving for 4 months because of the two violations. On review of that decision, the Superintendent reduced the length of the prohibition to 3 months and applied the prohibition.
Mr. Mace applied to the Supreme Court to have the prohibition set aside on the grounds that he was not a danger to the public when the offences occurred and that because he had 4 years of driving experience he should not be considered a new driver. Madam Justice DeWitt-Van Oosten did not agree and confirmed the prohibition.