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Penalty Points and How They Affect You

I’ve always understood penalty points to be a kind of score keeping method to assign a level of risk ... a traffic rule. The more dangerous the violation, the more penalty points that would be assigned to a driving conviction. Rack up too many ... prohibition from RoadSafetyBC. Regardless of the fact that penalty points have been a part of driving in BC for many years, they are ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/03/25 - 17:15 - 9 comments

Avoiding Penalty Points

... themes among DriveSmartBC correspondents involves avoiding penalty points after a driver has received a traffic ticket for committing a ... and are willing to pay the fine but want to avoid having penalty points assessed for the transgression. Avoiding penalty points is ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 5 comments

U-Turns

... Penalties Offence Section Fine Penalty Points Unsafe U-Turn 168 (a) $121 2 ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/02/27 - 17:09 - 10 comments

Ticket Fallacies

... If the N was dealt with by way of 30.13 MVAR, there are no penalty points associated with these counts, so your N should not be affected ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/03/21 - 13:00 - 19 comments

Red Means Stop, but not Always Stay

... actually did something about it, she would have earned 8 penalty points in 6 seconds! Wanna be traffic cop " What's amusing, ... actually did something about it, she would have earned 8 penalty points in 6 seconds!" Oh, yes, in her mind, the old, "two ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/04/01 - 08:26 - 26 comments

Driver Attitude and Automated Enforcement

... penalty (rather than ticketing the driver and giving them penalty points as well) but frankly I would be happy if every traffic light in ... nominates the driver. The nominated driver does receive penalty points if convicted. There is no requirement for the owner to ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 40 comments

RESEARCH - The Effectiveness of Speed Cameras

... think their effectiveness could be increased if they added penalty points to the tickets rather than just fines. What type of penalty? ... actions of that vehicle.  In other words no driver penalty points, no follow-up for repeat/multiple offenses. There's a ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 25 comments

Speeding

... us all safe on the highways of British Columbia. Penalty Points when i started driving in the mid 70’s , the government of ... those receiving the maximum discount and those with penalty points it was found that a high percentage of people caught speeding ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/12/29 - 11:39 - 19 comments

Stopping for a School Bus

... who ignored the flashing red lights from $167 and 3 penalty points to something more significant. The provincial government agreed ... being Ontario with a penalty of $400 to $2,000 and six penalty points for a first offence . There was also a mention of the ...

DriveSmartBC - 2021/11/16 - 22:08 - 12 comments

New Driver Licence Restrictions

... Motor Vehicle Act . A conviction carried both a fine and penalty points. As new drivers are subject to lower thresholds for prohibition from accumulated penalty points there was soon a large number of new drivers who had lost ...

DriveSmartBC - 2022/02/20 - 21:00 - 7 comments

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