New Drivers

Information regarding new drivers and the Graduated Licencing Program.

PHOTOS OF CONCERN - New Driver Signs

cameraThis driver must have attended the Red Green School of Driving. Who else would consider fabricating a New Driver sign out of duct tape? The restriction printed on the back of a new driver's license says that the driver must display "an official new driver sign." Only ICBC furnished signs are acceptable.

Q&A - Will Getting a Ticket Delay my Road Test?

New Driver Signs 2011I have received a ticket for disobeying license instructions over the weekend. I hold a Learners license, which alows me to drive with a supervisor of 25+ and with a valid class 5 license. At the time stopped I did not have a supervisor, and did not have my "L" sign displayed. This is my first offence.

Q&A - Failed Exam but no Sign for Playground Zone

Q&A ImageOur daughter failed her road test due to not reducing her speed to 30km as she drove past a playground.  No signs were present.  The examiner did acknowledge that she did obey the signed school zone.  when she questioned this, the examiner said that regardless of signs, she needed to be aware of her surroundings.  He failed her for speeding.

READING - Rev Online

New Driver SignsRev Online is a publication from the UK aimed at new drivers. It seeks to intertwine young people's enthusiasm for driving with safety messages. Articles include material from celebrities who relate their own driving experiences to readers.

Issue #5 is the first issue of the magazine to be published only on line.

Q&A - My First Speeding Ticket

New Driver Signs 2011I got my first speeding ticket a couple of weeks ago while still on my N. When I first got my N, I was told that the earliest month that I would be able to take the Class 5 test was May or June of this year. However, how will this speeding ticket affect my insurance, driving record, and my right to take the Class 5 test as scheduled? (Other than a couple of parking tickets, my driving record is clean).

VIDEO - Denial

video iconThis is another video from the Australian Transport Accident Commission of Victoria state. Denial is the winner of the 2005 Make a Film, Make a Difference competition. The competition is designed to encourage young film makers to submit an idea that will make their mates think twice before taking risks on the road.

RESOURCE - Legal Rights for Youth: Driving

Legal Rights for YouthThe Legal Rights for Youth web site is a project of the Justice Education Society. One of the resources on the site outlines driving laws and highlights some of the legal problems you may face once you obtain your driver's licence. While the topics don't go into signifcant depth, they do serve to highlight for new drivers the significant responsibility that they now face as licenced drivers.

VIDEO - Seven Tips for Passing Your ICBC Road Test

ICBC LogoThis is a short video from ICBC giving helpful tips from examiners for those who are preparing to take any type of road test. These seven tips are:

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?

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.

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