Picture this….just dropped the wife off at the airport, sun was out and the weather forecast for the week was conducive to some good ridin’ action. Excited to get home to start an uninterrupted riding week and was waving to all of the bikers down Marine Drive in my truck on the way home from the airport. Got home, figured I’d check the mail and saw I had a nice mail from the “Super” at ICBC. Well I reckoned it wasn’t a junior ‘G’ man badge nor my “super rider” scouts badge I’ve been waiting for…...No, it was a nice letter informing me that my license is being revoked for 4 months and that it commences as soon as I sign it and return it to ICBC because of my unsafe driving record. They also kindly enrolled me in the driver improvement program! Interesting enough, they also had a copy of my driving record for the past 5 years.
So….for those who say you can safely get a ticket a year and be fine…..no, they can still decide to revoke your license. In addition, I also had a few tickets in other provinces which didn’t show up on my record so it looks like, NO they don’t share that kind of information (at least with Alberta). I get a ticket every summer of which half were excessive but still only 3 points and the others regular speeding tickets. And yes, they do have the right to yank your license under the motor vehicle act Section 93 (1)(a)(ii) see http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat....htm#section93 So, despite my road star status, no at fault accident record, my 43% safe drivers discount and all the money I’m spending on 3 insurances (truck, car and motorbike) they still feel as though as I am a nutter. Guess I’ll chalk this one up as yet another event to learn from. I’m currently fighting it so I’ll let you guys know how it turns out!
Funny thing is that it’s just a cobol program running on a huge mainframe with some obscenely fat guy maintaining it, doing heuristic scans on driving records, flagging them and automatically sending them a letter!