Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Repeat Bad Drivers Can Expect Dramatically Longer Prohibitions in B.C

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Repeat Bad Drivers Can Expect Dramatically Longer Prohibitions in B.C

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B.C. to hike penalties for repeat bad drivers

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VICTORIA - Street racers and stunt drivers in British Columbia could lose their vehicles for up to 36 months as part of new penalties the province is imposing on bad drivers.

The Ministry of Public Safety says starting Dec. 1 prohibitions ranging from three to 36 months will replace existing 15-day penalties for those drivers and other repeat offenders.

The ministry says the same penalties could also be applied to a broader range of offences, including excessive speeding, driving without due care and attention and other high-risk behaviours.

RoadSafetyBC, the lead provincial agency responsible for road safety in the province, will set the length of each prohibition on a case-by-case basis, relying on the driver's record and details provided by police. …

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