There are various types of driving prohibitions. It is very common, after accumulating Driver Penalty Points from tickets and / or receiving alcohol or drug related prohibitions, that RoadSafetyBC will send you a letter advising of their intent to prohibit you from driving. Often these prohibitions range from two months to one year.
It is important to note that these prohibitions can be disputed if done so in a timely matter. It is unwise to write your submissions to RoadSafetyBC yourself. At the Traffic Ticket Office we know the policies and guidelines that RoadSafetyBC uses and we can optimize your chance of success by drafting your submissions for you.
Driving Prohibitions for points
RoadSafetyBC regularly sends letters to drivers advising them of their unsatisfactory driving record and their intent to prohibit them from driving. Depending on the class of the driver, the type of offence, and the driving history, even one ticket can cause a lengthy driving prohibition. Accordingly, it is important to call us about every traffic […]Read more
Immediate Roadside Prohibition or Administrative Driving Prohibition
Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) or Administrative Driving Prohibition (ADP) With the new Impaired Driving Laws, it is rare now in BC to be charged criminally with impaired Driving. The majority of cases are now dealt with by roadside prohibitions done by the police. If your ability to drive is affected by alcohol or a drug, […]Read more
Court Imposed Driving Prohibitions
A court can impose a driving prohibition for any driving offence. Most commonly these are for Criminal Code driving offences such as Impaired Driving, Dangerous Driving or the Motor Vehicle Act offence of Driving While Prohibited. The Traffic Ticket Office has some of the most experienced and successful Impaired Driving and other criminal driving defence […]Read more
Driving while prohibited
If you are caught driving a vehicle while you are prohibited from driving for any reason, whether it be due to a letter from RoadSafetyBC, a 24-hour prohibition, or any other driving prohibition, you will be charged with Driving While Prohibited. Most people do not realize the seriousness of this. A conviction for Driving While […]Read more
A criminal charge of Impaired Driving carries very serious consequences. If you are convicted of impaired driving, you can expect the following: You must attend Criminal Court, often several times. You will receive a minimum $1000 fine. You will receive a minimum one-year Driving Prohibition on your first offence. You will receive a three-year driving […]Read more
Responsible Driver Program and Ignition Interlock Program
Responsible Driver Program (RDP) and Ignition Interlock Program (IIP) If you receive any alcohol related driving prohibitions, you may receive a letter advising that you must participate in the Responsible Driving Program and possibly the Ignition Interlock Program. If you receive a 90 day Driving Prohibition, you will receive this notice. The program however, is […]Read more
Graduated Licensing Program (GLP)
The Graduated Licensing Program is the introductory driver’s licence program in British Columbia. It consists of places restrictions on drivers for their first three years of driving. The first year involves significant restrictions and the driver must display an “L” decal on the back of their vehicle. The next two years has fewer restrictions and […]Read more