1997 Legislative Session: 2nd Session, 36th Parliament
The printed version remains the official version.
1 Section 25 of the Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 318 is repealed and the following substituted:
25 The superintendent may require a person to whom a driver's licence has been issued to attend at a time and place for one or more of the following purposes:
(a) to submit to one or more of the following tests, to be conducted by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia: a knowledge test; a road test; a road signs and signals test;
(b) to submit to assessment and, if the superintendent so directs, rehabilitation for substance abuse;
(c) to be otherwise examined as to the person's fitness and ability to drive and operate motor vehicles of the category for which he or she is licensed.
2 Section 85 of the Motor Vehicle Act R.S.B.C. 1996, c 318 is amended by renumbering the existing section as section 85 (1) and adding the following subsection:
(2) Notwithstanding that a person is or may be subject to another prohibition from driving, where a person has been convicted of one or more offences under sections 220.1 and 220.3 of this act, or, in relation to the operation, care or control of a motor vehicle, sections 253 or 254 of the Criminal Code of Canada, the person shall be deemed to be prohibited from driving upon such conviction and shall continue to be prohibited until such time as:
(a) the person submits to assessment and, if the superintendent so directs, rehabilitation for substance abuse pursuant to section 25 (b); and
(b) the superintendent considers that the person is able and fit to drive a motor vehicle.
SECTION 1: [Motor Vehicle Act, amends section 25] confers upon the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles the power to require a person to whom a driver's licence has been issued to submit to assessment and rehabilitation for substance abuse.
SECTION 2: [Motor Vehicle Act, amends section 85] prohibits persons convicted of impaired driving and related offences from driving until such time as they have submitted to assessment and, if necessary, rehabilitation for substance abuse and the Superintendent considers that they are able and fit to drive a motor vehicle.
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