Q&A - Will a Collision Affect My "N"?
- Collisions |
- New Drivers |
I got into a car accident by rear ending someone but the damage was basically a minor "fender bender", just minor damage to their license plate and mine. I just fell asleep for one or two seconds while slowly moving through heavy traffic after a long day at school. I was also driving with my N license and my question is, would anything happen to my license after this incident? The owner of the other car I hit also made a claim.
As far as I am aware, if you are not issued a traffic ticket as a result of the collision, all you stand to lose is your safe driving discount with ICBC.
RoadSafetyBC will have access to the information if they need to make a decision on your licence though.
"minor" fender bender on an N license
"As far as I am aware, if you are not issued a traffic ticket as a result of the collision, all you stand to lose is your safe driving discount with ICBC."
If you were enrolled in an ICBC Approved Driver Education course and were issued a Declaration of Completion an at-fault crash removes your privilege to take the Class 5 road test at 18 months instead of 2 years.
I must say that falling asleep at the wheel in traffic is not a minor thing. It could well have been a person you hit instead of the tail end of a car in traffic. The first thing you should always do when preparing to drive is to check yourself. Are you ready and capable of being alert and aware behind the wheel. Take a walk, have a snack, drink some water, these things can help you stay more alert behind the wheel. Let's hope this was a real wake-up call to you.