Q&A - Qualified Supervisor for GLP
I'm a class 7N driver which of course has the driving restrictions of 1 passenger only unless with at qualified supervisor 25+. I was wondering if someone 25+ with a valid driver's license from another country (or one from a different province) and international driving permit (IDP) can count towards being a qualified supervisor? Or is it restricted to only BC license? Essentially I would like to drive around some visitors on their trip to BC but i'm unsure whether I am able to take both. They both are 25+ with valid license and IDP.
Your qualified supervisor only needs to hold a valid driver's licence for the type of vehicle being driven that is not a class 7 driver's licence. There is no indication in the law that this needs to be a BC driver's licence, so you don't have to worry about that.
The IDP is a nice to have item, but not necessary. The IDP is only a translation of the person's driver's licence into other languages and does not have any authority in itself.
Thanks for clearing this up!
Thanks for clearing this up! I was unsure because typically what i read in the icbc books only talks about the other class licenses for BC but mentions nothing about foreign licenses. I am assuming the same rules would apply if i were to travel to the USA? Since i read something about it being fine to drive in the states as long as i follow my restrictions (on this site's forum).
You are correct, the same would apply to a trip to the USA.