RESOURCE - Designing a Driver Penalty Point System
Have you ever wondered how our penalty point system came to be? This document from the European community examines the penalty point system in European countries and recommends best practices to implement an effective system. Only 36 pages in length, it examines a significant number of aspects including what type of offences to include, should there be a separate system for novice or professional drivers and whether the owner of a vehicle should receive penalty points if they were not driving.
B.C.'s point system is in need of being reconsidered. Why would there be 2 penalty points for disobeying a red light and 3 for disobeying a stop sign?