Bad B.C. drivers face tougher penalties

Attorney General David Eby stated that the fines under the driver penalty point premium and the driver risk premium will be raised by 20% on November 1, and another 20% the following November.

The driver risk premium is currently assessed for behaviour such as two or more distracted driving violations or excessive speeding. The penalty point premium currently applies to drivers whom, in a single year, collect 4 or more points.

Both of these penalties are ON TOP of any fines in relation to the initial infraction and are to be paid before driver’s licence and vehicle insurance can be renewed.

“Reckless drivers put others at risk, and they’re contributing to the rise in crashes we’re seeing on our roads,” Eby stated.

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