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Cars & getting around

Know your legal rights relating to car accidentscar insurance, car sales & repairs, and driving offences.

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Making a personal injury claim

Making a personal injury claim

Getting injured in a motor vehicle accident is an awful experience. Learn your legal rights in the event you’re injured, and the steps involved in making a personal injury claim.

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Making a vehicle damage claim

Making a vehicle damage claim

If your car is damaged in an accident — or you damage someone else’s car — insurance may cover the damage. Learn the steps to make a vehicle damage claim.

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The points system and ICBC

The points system and ICBC

If you get a ticket for a driving offence, you’ll typically get points on your driver's record. The more points you rack up, the more you’ll pay in insurance premiums.

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Driving without insurance

Driving without insurance

Everyone who drives a vehicle in BC must have insurance. If you don’t, you can be charged with driving without insurance. Learn your rights and the steps you can take.

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Buying a used car: Be careful

Buying a used car: Be careful

Pro tip: Be careful buying a used car. The vehicle might have hidden defects or the seller might be dishonest. Learn what to watch for and how to avoid problems.

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Buying a used car: The sale

Buying a used car: The sale

It’s true what they (lawyers!) say: “Get it in writing.” If you’re buying a used car, don’t do it on a handshake. Learn how the sale process works, and how to protect yourself.

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Problem with a used car

Problem with a used car

You bought a used car. Just days later, it broke down. Your mechanic says the problem will cost thousands to repair. What can you do? Learn your rights and steps you can take.

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Leasing a car

Leasing a car

Leasing a vehicle is quite different from buying one. Leasing can offer lower monthly payments, but you typically spend more in the long run. Learn your rights if you lease.

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Car repairs

Car repairs

Vehicle repairs can be complex and expensive. And the vehicle repair business isn’t tightly regulated by government. You can avoid or minimize problems with vehicle repairs by following these tips.

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Impaired driving

Impaired driving

Impaired driving is a serious offence with complex legal and technical issues, as well as significant penalties if you’re convicted. Learn what to expect if you’re charged with impaired driving.

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Driving while prohibited

Driving while prohibited

There are several ways you can be prohibited from driving: by the province, by the police, or by a driving conviction. It is a driving offence to drive while prohibited.

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Traffic tickets

Traffic tickets

The police give out a violation ticket for less serious driving offences. Learn the options available if you get a traffic ticket, and the steps involved in disputing the ticket.

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