Driving is a privilege, not a right. Road collisions are a leading cause of death and injury and are a major public health issue in British Columbia.
RoadSafetyBC is part of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and is responsible for road safety in the province. We govern drivers, implement road safety policies, and work with our partners to help reach our goal of zero traffic fatalities.
The Motor Vehicle Act regulates the operation of motor vehicles in B.C. The act allows RoadSafetyBC to:
- Prohibit a person from driving a motor vehicle
- Require a driver to take part in a program to improve their driving
- Review sanctions, driving prohibitions and ICBC licensing decisions
- Make sure B.C. drivers are medically fit to drive
The Superintendent of Motor Vehicles
The Motor Vehicle Act makes the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles the administrative authority governing drivers. The superintendent delegates decision-making authority to RoadSafetyBC staff and ICBC to perform. For more information about RoadSafetyBC and the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles see About RoadSafetyBC.