Clarification of "Student Driver" sign requirement
4 November 2014
Driving schools or institutes that teach practical training in Class 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 driver training vehicles must display — on the vehicle — the words "Student Driver", as set out in 27.09(1)(d) of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.
Here are the signage requirements:
|Vehicle type||Signage requirements|
|Class 1 – 5||Display the words "Student Driver".|
|Private vehicles (with modified controls) used for training people with disabilities who wish to obtain a Class 5 or 7 driver's licence||Display both the words "Student Driver" — and an "L" sign (new driver sign).|
|Class 6 (motorcycle)||No signage required.|
|Vehicles used for retraining of licensed drivers||No signage required.|
To clarify, displaying an L sign (new driver sign) issued by ICBC does not meet the specific signage requirements set out in Division 27 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.
Have questions about vehicle signage or any other driver training requirement? Contact your driving school inspector.