Road safety - Legislation

Learn about BC Driving Laws and the fines you could have to pay.


Child restraints/booster seats

Drivers must make sure that all children (under 16 years) are restrained appropriately.

Distracted driving

BC law prohibits the use of hand-held devices and cellular phones while driving.

Impaired driving

The Criminal Code of Canada prohibits anyone from operating a motor vehicle while their ability is impaired by alcohol and/or a drug and/or if their blood/alcohol concentration is “Over .08”.

Slow Down and Move Over

A law designed to help protect emergency services personnel on or next to roadways in British Columbia.

Speed limits

Posted speed limits on BC roadways are maximum speeds during ideal conditions.

School zones

Why do we have school zone speed limits and when is it safe to increase our speed?

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