Information relating to the government and traffic laws.

Ruts in the Pavement

Q&A ImageI commute on Highway 19 daily. The road has been maintained by filling the cracks with tar rather than repaving it. In the wet weather what I'm seeing is the ruts (worn into the driven part) in the right lane are holding up to 20 mm of standing water sometimes for hundreds of meters at a time.

Self Driving Vehicle Prohibition

Province of BC LogoThe provincial government has announced that effective on April 5, 2024 the use of levels 3, 4 and 5 for a self driving vehicle will be prohibited. This means that self-driving vehicles cannot be driven on public roads nor can highly automated self-driving features be used, unless allowed through a pilot project or by future regulations.

Significant Penalty Increase for Overheight Violations

Province of BC LogoThe provincial government has announced it's intent to implement a significant penalty increase for commercial vehicles involved in infrastructure collisions. A fine of up to $100,000 and imprisonment of up to 18 months could be faced by drivers of overheight loads that collide with an overpass.

Penalty Points and How They Affect You

Ticket WriterI’ve always understood penalty points to be a kind of score keeping method to assign a level of risk to the breach of a traffic rule. The more dangerous the violation, the more penalty points that would be assigned to a driving conviction. Rack up too many points in a set period of time and you would have to pay ICBC premiums and risk a driving prohibition from RoadSafetyBC.

RESOURCE - BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure Service Plan

TranBC logo"The Ministry builds and maintains safe and resilient roadways and infrastructure, plans integrated transportation hubs and networks, provides affordable, efficient and accessible transportation options for all people in British Columbia, partners with Crown corporations and other entities to deliver transportation services, develops and implements transportation policies, and administers many related acts, regulations and federal-provincial funding programs."