New Drivers

Information regarding new drivers and the Graduated Licencing Program.

VIDEO - Seven Tips for Passing Your ICBC Road Test

ICBC LogoThis is a short video from ICBC giving helpful tips from examiners for those who are preparing to take any type of road test. These seven tips are:

READING - IIHS Status Report - March 6, 2012

IIHS LogoThis issue of the Status Report examines: Alcohol ignition interlocks are reducing recidivism among drivers convicted of DUI in Washington, enhanced belt reminders can persuade motorists to buckle up without being relentless,  interior padding reduces fatal head injuries by 24 percent and a new government analysis concludes Teenage passenger death rate starts to climb at age 1

New Drivers, What do we Expect?

young driverNews item: Teen learner driver causes a head on crash that kills two other youths. Both GLP drivers involved were driving contrary to the conditions of their drivers licences and should not have been on other road. It's a tragedy, but should we be surprised?

RESEARCH - Youth Drinking and Driving

TIRF logoA new Road Safety Monitor (RSM) poll by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) shows that a majority of young Canadian drivers are aware that they cannot drive safely after drinking alcohol. The public opinion poll conducted in September 2010 investigated a variety of drinking and driving behaviours and attitudes among youth including riding with a drinking driver.

RESEARCH - The Transition to Unsupervised Driving

New Driver SignsThis study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is based on a small group of teen drivers using a vehicle equipped with an event data recorder called Drivecam.

RESOURCE - Teaching Your Teen to Drive

Teen DriverIf you insist on "do it yourself" when your teen needs a driving instructor, be prepared to do the job right. After all, safe driving is a life skill well worth learning properly from the beginning. Your teen trusts you, but are you really prepared to do a comprehensive job as a teacher?

MOTORCYCLES - Getting Licenced

Vancouver Island Motorcycle SchoolFor as long as I've known people that were nearly old enough to acquire a license I've been hearing the same things over and over again. It doesn't seem to matter how young or old someone is, almost all of them will offer up the fact that they are "really good drivers".

What About Zero Drugs?

New Driver SignsOne of the conditions attached to the driver's license of any new driver in British Columbia's Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) is that the driver must have zero blood alcohol when they are operating a motor vehicle. Of course, the idea behind this is that the driver has enough to worry about while driving the vehicle without adding alcohol to the mix. So, what about drug use?

CASE LAW - Schurmann v Hoch

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Schurmann v Hoch arises from a collision that occurred at dusk in rainy weather. Mr. Schurmann was attempting to turn out of a parking lot onto the highway when he was struck by the vehicle Mr. Hoch (a GLP driver) was operating. Mr. Hoch had failed to turn on his headlights.

REFERENCE - The Young Driver Factbase

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The Young Driver Factbase contains up-to-date information on young driver safety and provides recommendations based on the best available research evidence.

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