Seven things you absolutely must know as a driver in BC

“I went to a party at a friend’s place. I had just two drinks — and a couple of joints. But I felt totally fine, so I decided to drive home. I got pulled over, and the officer found I was over the legal limit. My car was towed, my licence was suspended, and I was fined, big time. I also have to go to court to deal with impaired driving charges and could end up with a criminal record. I wish I’d called a cab."

– Joey, Abbotsford, BC

When you get behind the wheel, the choices you make can help everyone get to where they’re going safely. Learn seven key things you absolutely need to know as a driver in British Columbia. 

What you should know

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in December 2020
  • Time to read: 7 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Krista Prockiw, ICBC

Krista Prockiw

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