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NEWS - Traffic Court Adjourned January 2022

BC LogoNOTE: This has now been extended to January 28, 2022.

Due to the threat posed by the Omicron variant of COVID-19, all in person traffic court trials have been adjourned. If you had an in person trial scheduled in January, do not attend court. All in person matters have been adjourned and you will receive notice of a new trial date by mail in the near future.

NEWS - Who is a BC Resident Under the Motor Vehicle Act

BC LogoEffective January 1, 2022 the provisions establishing British Columbia residency requirements for holding a driver's licence have changed. Section 24.1 MVA has been amended to redefine who is a resident of the province.

NEWS - Not on MY Street!

Stop SignIt's back to school time for students at Frank J. Ney Elementary School in Nanaimo and Nanaimo News Now is reporting conflicts between residents on Entwhisle Drive and Carriage Drive and the parents driving their children to the school. The residents do not want the parents to use "their" street to deliver children to school.

NEWS - BC Road Safety Strategy 2025

BC LogoRoadSafetyBC secured funding of $612,000 from Transport Canada's Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program for the BC Road Safety Revitalization Project. The project addresses address current and emerging road safety issues across the province, with wide-ranging and varied delivery locations.

NEWS - Electric Kick Scooter Trials

New BC LogoThe Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced pilot projects in six BC municipalities to allow the use of electric kick scooters on streets. Designed to assess the safety of e-mobility as safe modes of personal transportation these projects must be enabled by municipal bylaws.

NEWS - Mandatory Entry Level Training for Commercial Drivers

Truck Tractor and TrailerThe Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) will be required of applicants for a class 1 driver's licence commencing on October 18. 2021. B.C.’s program will exceed the minimum requirements set by the National Safety Code Standard for entry-level training of Class 1 drivers and will take at least 140 hours to complete.

NEWS - May 2020: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

motorcycleThe province has proclaimed the month of May as motorcycle safety awareness month. Motorcyclists are directed to ICBC's All the Gear, All the Time advice and drivers are simply reminded to be aware and share the road with motorcycles.

NEWS - More Intersection Cameras

24/7 cameraOur provincial government has announced that all 35 intersections with speed cameras will be in full operation by spring of this year. First introduced in 2019 fifteen red light cameras with the added ability to check vehicle speeds were installed at high risk intersections.

NEWS - Electronic Tickets

New BC LogoOur government continues to rollout eTicketing, which will virtually replace paper traffic tickets, reduce red tape, allow officers to respond to traffic offences more efficiently, and will provide more accurate data that will help to improve road safety programs and policies.

NEWS - New Standard for Police Stops

New BC LogoSlated to take effect in January 2020, BC's Director of Police Services, Brenda Butterworth-Carr, has released new standards aimed at promoting unbiased policing.

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