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News Releases from British Columbia

Canada's Toughest Impaired Driving Penalties Start Sept. 20

July 28, 2010 - VICTORIA – Police across the province will be out in force in September armed with the toughest laws and penalties in the country to get impaired drivers off B.C.’s roads faster and for longer periods of time, Solicitor General Michael de Jong, QC, announced today.

B.C. Introduces Canada's Toughest Impaired Driving Laws

April 27, 2010 - VICTORIA – The Province is introducing Canada’s most immediate and severe impaired driving penalties to save lives, curb repeat offenders and give police more enforcement tools, Solicitor General Michael de Jong, QC, announced today.

B.C.'s Motor Vehicle Act to Change

April 27, 2010 - VICTORIA – The Province introduced a number of changes to the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) today to enhance road safety and streamline administrative processes.

Final Countdown to Cell Phone Ban While Driving

December 21, 2009 - VANCOUVER – B.C. drivers have just 11 days to change their driving behaviours and comply with new cellphone rules to enhance road safety in the province, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Kash Heed said today.

New Law Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

October 1 ,2009 - VICTORIA – B.C. roads will be safer following legislative changes to prevent the use of hand- held cellphones, portable electronic devices and text messaging while driving, Solicitor General Kash Heed announced today.