RCMP have become aware that, in ever increasing numbers, Prohibited and Suspended drivers are driving themselves to the licencing centers to get their drivers licences re-instated.
The RCMP in partnership with ICBC advise that if a person becomes Prohibited/Suspended from Driving a Motor Vehicle, they continue to be Prohibited/Suspended from driving until they have the reinstated driver’s licence in hand.
They cannot drive just because the date of the Prohibition/Suspension has passed.
The Prohibition/Suspension end date is a fixed point, after which a driver is eligible to have his/her driver’s licence re-instated.
Police note that after the Prohibition/Suspension date has passed, a Prohibited/Suspended driver must find his/her way to a Licencing Center in any way other than as a driver of a Motor Vehicle, and may resume driving once a valid Driver’s Licence has been issued to them.
Police advise they will be stepping up enforcement and will be issuing violation tickets to anyone who does not possess a valid Driver’s Licence.