Proposed changes to the MVA announced in the Legislature February 13, 2020

14 February 2020

In an effort to support road safety and better trained drivers, the B.C. government announced proposed changes to update and clarify the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) through introduction of Bill 2, the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2020.

Among the proposed changes in Bill 2 is an amendment intended to enable government to introduce standardized driver training as a pre-licensing requirement for various classes of driver’s licences. However, the proposed legislation can only be brought into effect through regulations passed by government. These amendments will allow government to respond to the need for standardized training, should it arise.

At this time, there are no changes to the driver licensing requirements for B.C. driver’s licence applicants, or changes to the current ICBC processes for the driver training industry.

ICBC will continue to monitor the progress of these proposed changes and provide updates to the driver training industry in the event that there are further related announcements by the B.C. government.

For additional information and any inquiries related to the proposed changes please follow this link: Government’s news release.

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