Q&A - Saying Nothing at a Roadblock.
I am very upset by the long waits at roadblocks. It is infuriating how the police will inconvenience a line of cars for 15-20 minutes (say on the Malahat) and close a major highway.
It gets me riled up waiting and then to have a police officer invade your privacy and ask where you are from and to is none of his business (as well as the usual "have you had anything to drink")
Can I say nothing at all? If I look at him (so he can establish Driver Identity), provide proof of Driver Lisc and Insurance and remain silent have I broken any law?
It seems these are my only obligations under the MVA. I know that I may open myself up to mechanical inspections, and Inspection Orders and an aggressive police officer. But I am not breaking any law by saying nothing am I?
I do have a right to remain silent when dealing with a police officer don't I?