Ministry of Justice

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The Insurance Corporation of B.C. – www.icbc.com – is responsible for driver licensing and vehicle registration.

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Effective June 1, 2015 RoadSafetyBC will be no longer be providing oral  review applicants with a phone call in advance of the scheduled hearing date reminding applicants of the date and time for review.

This change will apply to Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRPs), Administrative Driving Prohibitions (ADPs), Vehicle Impoundments, and Unlicensed Driving reviews. Applicants are responsible for ensuring they are available at the scheduled date and time of the review.

 

Effective June 1, 2015, RoadSafetyBC will not accept evidence or submissions for consideration that are submitted to the office after the oral or written hearing concludes. All written information the applicant wishes to be considered in the review hearing should be provided in advance of the time the review hearing is scheduled to commence.

This change will apply to IRP and 24-hour prohibitions.

 

Effective January 12, 2015 RoadSafetyBC will no longer accept applications for extension of the 7-day deadline to apply for an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) review (Segers applications). RoadSafetyBC will continue to review Segers applications filed prior to January 12, 2015.

The Motor Vehicle Act does not require RoadSafetyBC to accept review applications beyond 7 days from the date of the IRP.  This policy change does not affect the process surrounding Segers applications for Administrative Driving Prohibitions.

B.C. has programs in place to support safer roads and motoring experiences in the province, as well as fair and sound administrative policies. All drivers on our roads are expected to drive safely and encouraged to know and understand the rules. See section of this website, Road Safety Rules and the Consequences of Unsafe Driving to learn what is expected of drivers and the various deterrents and educational programs in place for drivers who do not employ safe driving behaviour.

This site also provides information to help if you . . .

  • Have been caught breaking the rules and have had your driving privileges removed — see Prohibitions and Suspensions
  • Have had your vehicle impounded – see Vehicle Impoundment
  • Have to attend a driver program or must have an ignition interlock installed in your vehicle — see Improvement Programs for High-Risk Drivers
  • Are being assessed because you are a senior driver or have a medical concern that may affect your ability to drive — see Driver Medical Fitness
  • Want to dispute a traffic violation ticket or penalty points; request a review of an administrative intervention decision (regarding medical fitness to drive or a decision made under the Driver Improvement Program); or appeal police actions or administrative decisions to a higher authority – see Disputes, Appeals and Reviews

The Superintendent of Motor Vehicles

The Superintendent is delegated, under the Motor Vehicle Act to:

  • ensure, by individual assessments, that drivers are medically fit to safely operate a motor vehicle;
  • impose interventions and refer drivers to appropriate programs to improve driving behaviour;
  • review driving restriction decisions through a process called the 'administrative justice review' (i.e., the review of driver licensing decisions, medical fitness decisions, prohibitions, suspensions and impoundments; and
  • develop policies to improve road safety to ensure an effective and fair administrative justice system that upholds the law and provides the required services to drivers and program clients.

See About RoadSafetyBC for more information on the Superintendent or Motor Vehicles' role and responsibilities and the work of RoadSafetyBC including how to contact RoadSafetyBC.