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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.

NEWS - B.C.'s Active Transportation Strategy

New BC LogoThe Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced proposed changes to the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) that would allow alternative types of transport such as Segways, e-scooters and electric unicycles to be used legally.

NEWS - ATV Deaths

ATVThe B.C. Coroner's Service has released statistics on All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) deaths in the province from 2009 to 2018. Impaired driving was involved in half of them.

NEWS - Active Transportation Design Guide

New BC LogoThe Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has released the British Columbia Active Transportation Design Guide. The Guide addresses human powered modes of transportation and focuses primarily on walking, cycling and rolling. However, it also addresses single person electric vehicles such as electric bicycles, scooters, Segways, skateboards and hoverboards.

NEWS - Changes to Police Crash Reporting Rules

New BC LogoEffective March 8, 2019, the thresholds that require police to complete and submit a collision report to ICBC if they attend a crash scene have changed. The old trigger of $1,000 damage has been raised to $10,000 for property damage only collisions.

NEWS - Audit of Commercial Vehicle Safety

auditor general logoBC's Auditor General has released the report of an independent audit of commercial vehicle safety in our province. The audit looked at whether the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General have effectively managed their respective programs to promote the safe operation of commercial vehicles on B.C. roads.

NEWS - Mandatory Alcohol Screening

Keys and DrinkEffective on December 18, 2018 amendments to the Criminal Code will allow police to demand that any driver stopped for a lawful purpose participate in a screen for alcohol use. Currently police must have a reasonable belief that a driver has alcohol in their body before they can make a screening demand.

NEWS - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2018

world day of remembrance for road traffic victimsFrom the World Health Organization web site: Initiated in 1993 by RoadPeace (UK national charity for road crash victims), the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, was endorsed by the UN in October 2005 as a global day to be observed across the world on the third Sunday in November each year.

NEWS - Legislation Introduced to Permit Ride Hailing

New BC LogoThe government has announced the introduction of legislation to permit ride hailing in B.C. The expectation is to begin accepting applications from ride hailing companies in the fall of 2019.

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