Q&A - N Driver for Supervisor

New Driver Signs 2011My girlfriend's younger brother recently got his L license. My girlfriend and I both have our N license.

Although, my girlfriend's brother keeps asking if he can drive with his sister as a passenger. I already know this is illegal because as an L driver you can't have someone who has their N act as a supervisor. For some reason, the parents are fine with letting him drive, which I think is very irresponsible of them to be condoning that type of illegal behaviour.

My question is, what are the consequences to my girlfriend's younger brother as if he were to get pulled over and have my girlfriend acting as the supervisor? Also, are there any consequences to the supervisor since they only have their N license? If possible, I would like to know if you can refer me to the specific divisions and  subsections on the bclaws.ca Motor Vehicle Act Regulations website. I just want to give them a heads up of the risk they are getting into if they ever again think of this.

I also want to let the parents know about the possible penalties and consequences that could happen asides from the obvious things like a car accident.

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Answer

The accompanying adult conditions that you are looking for are found in division 30.06(1) MVAR. Failing to obey this restriction on the learner's driver's licence would attract a violation ticket under section 25(15) MVA. This would mean a fine and 3 penalty points.

It is likely that all of this will come to light after being stopped by police for a driving offence. That offence and a second count for disobeying the conditions would put the learner driver solidly within the range of penalty points that would have RoadSafetyBC issue a driving prohibition.

I don't know what collision liability might be as I have not found case law on the subject to add to this site.

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