New Drivers

Information regarding new drivers and the Graduated Licencing Program.

Q&A - Novice Driver & Impaired Driving

New Driver Signs 2011Hi, I am a 17 yr old high school student. I live in British Columbia. I have a novice driver's license and I got pulled over when I was drunk. I blew a fail and got a 90 days suspension. I also have to pay more than $1700.

my question is where do they expect me to get that kind of money? I am only a high school student and my parents were not helping me since I was in grade 10.

Q&A - Older GLP Driver Issue

New Driver Signs 2011I reported to police regarding an L driver on driving by himself and ok occasion with his kids in the car. I was then contacted by the police and told that the driver is not violating any motor vehicle act. However, under the new driver licensing, an L driver has to be accompanied by a licensed driver and limited to only 1 passenger. He drives his 3 kids with him.

Q&A - Young Drivers & Penalty Points

New Driver Signs 2011Hello I am a novice driver and I was ticketed recently for speeding. I am just curious to learn more about the demerit point system and how it works. My main question is what is the penalty for having to many demerit points and what are the consequences?

Q&A - Driving without Consideration Ticket

New Driver Signs 2011My 18 year old son finally got his N on March 11/15.  He was involved in an accident on March 30/15  - he was traveling down a narrow roadway and had a momentary lapse in concentration (no phones/other people in the car) and the front tire of his car clipped the front tire of a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction - neither car was travelling at any great rate of speed - no ones airbags deployed.

Q&A - Prohibition Review

New Driver Signs 2011So I recently got my letter from the superintendent informing me of my unsatisfactory driving record, and that I will be prohibited from driving for 3 months. My first speeding ticket was on April 28th 2014 going 70~km/h in a 60km zone and my second was on Dec 24th, 2014. For my second ticket I was caught going 89km/h in a 50km zone.

RESEARCH - Drug Impaired Driving Among Candian Teens

TIRF New LogoParents must discuss the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs with their teenagers. Currently 36.6% of teen fatalities tested positive for alcohol and 39.2% tested positive for drugs. In this context drugs include illegal, over the counter and prescription drugs. Cannabis was by far the most prevalent substance, with 28.6 per cent of fatally-injured drivers testing positive for it. The trend is downward for alcohol and upward for drugs.

Q&A - L Sign With a Class 5L Licence?

Q&A ImageI am 32 year old with a driving experience of more than 10 years from India. Currently I am a Learners license holder for class 5. I have been told by one of the driving schools that I need to display the 'L' sign on my car while I drive with a supervisor.

I confirmed with ICBC driving licensing office that I have no restriction on my license except that I need a qualified supervisor.

Q&A - Operating an LSM with Class 7L

New Driver Signs 2011I just bought a 50 cc scooter and was really hoping you could help me with two questions. It is a 2003 Yamaha BWS. First, can I drive it with my Learners license? I am turning 16 in a week, and know many people who ride them around with they're L, or so they say, but I can't find any for sure legislation. Second, can I take two people with my L?

Electronic Device Use for Class 7 and 7L Drivers

New Driver Signs 2011Can we all agree that driving while distracted is a bad thing? Probably. Would we also consider that this would be more important for an inexperienced driver than a practiced one? Very likely. Did you know that our laws concerning the use of electronic devices while driving actually reflect this thought? Surprise!

Q&A - I Was Not Stunting

New Driver Signs 2011I was driving my parents car a few days ago it is a Mustang and I got it impounded for 7 days. The police officer accused me of doing a burnout, revving the engine and fishtailing. Not once did i rev my engine or do a burnout I do admit to fishtailing. The fishtailing was not intentional at all, my traction control and everything was on, it just happened.

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