Traffic Tickets

Information related to traffic tickets and traffic court.

Q&A - Defending a No Insurance Ticket

Q&A ImageI recently received a ticket for driving without insurance. At the time I had a passenger in my vehicle with me. I produced expired insurance papers to the officer and was given a ticket. I then had to have my car towed home.

Q&A - Legal Defences for a 144(1)(c) Ticket?

Q&A ImageI'm disputing a ticket issued for a 144(1)(c), Speed relative to road conditions, and I'm wondering what is admissable as a legal defence for the violation.

Q&A - U-Turn Ticket

Q&A ImageI received a traffic ticket for making a U turn on Pacific Avenue at Davie Street. The traffic violation sites Motor Vehicle Act 168(b)(iv) as the violation, but if I'm to understand the law it seems that according to the same Act 168 section(a) that as long as I was able to do so without interfering with other traffic it was okay. Am I wrong? Please help me understand Motor Vehicle Act 168.

Q&A - Adult Passenger Not Wearing Seatbelt - Who Gets the Ticket?

Q&A ImageIf I am the driver of a motor vehicle and I have an adult passenger who refuses to wear their seat belt and I operate such vehicle Who will recieve the ticket if the party in question has no valid drivers license and has no Formal ID??

Q&A - I Can't Find My Ticket

Q&A ImageMy husband was driving a rental car in BC. We got a driving without consideration traffic ticket and lost it. We don't know our rental car plate number or have much info to go on. Who/where do we contact to pay and get a copy of our ticket?


Dispute 148.1 (excessive speed) and reduce it to 146.3(speeding on highway)?

Q&A ImageWest Vancouver, Highway 1, going East. Speed limit is 90. Snowboarders in a van with WA plates zip ahead pushing 140 going back home. Following the van I catch myself going pretty fast and slow down. A couple of seconds after that I see a patrol car with lights on in hot pursuit behind me. I though he was after the WA van, but he pulled me over instead... I had my wife, a baby and mother-in-law in the car.

Q&A - How long do speeding demerit point stay on drivers record

Q&A ImageHow long after conviction do speeding demerit points stay on driver's record?

Q&A - Limitation of Action

Q&A ImageI was involved in a traffic accident 2 nights ago in Vancouver.  I hit another vehicle at an intersection and called the police.  I could not remember the details of the accident but I told the police that I was not sure what colour the light was and admitted responsibility that I hit the other car.  The police took down all the information, asked me to report to ICBC but did not give me a ticket and did not say th

Q&A - My Witness in Traffic Court

Q&A ImageI do have a couple more questions related to court:

1)I will be bringing a witness who was in the vehicle at the time.  Do I need to inform the court ahead of time of this?  Or is it something I would do when the case starts?

2)I assume the witness would testify after the Officer but before myself?  Is that right?

RESOURCE - Designing a Driver Penalty Point System

Question MarkHave 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.

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