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Driving offences

Your rights and steps to take when charged with a driving offence.

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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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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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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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