High-risk driver programs

RoadSafetyBC monitors driving records to identify high-risk drivers. When we identify a driver, we intervene to improve their driving. A driver may need to complete one or more of our programs to keep their licence.

The Driver Improvement Program uses interventions that range from warning letters to driving prohibitions.

The Ignition Interlock Program helps drivers separate drinking from driving. An ignition interlock is a device wired to a vehicle’s ignition. The driver must provide an alcohol-free breath sample to start the vehicle.

The Responsible Driver Program counsels people with alcohol or drug-related prohibitions. It helps them separate drinking or drug use from driving.

The Vehicle Impoundment Program impounds vehicles operated by high-risk drivers. This includes prohibited, suspended and alcohol-affected drivers. Impoundment periods depend on the offence.

To learn more about the consequences of drinking and drug-affected driving, see the Mandatory Criteria Matrix.

High-Risk Driving Incident Report

We can also prohibit a driver when we receive a High-Risk Driving Incident Report from police.

If we decide the driver is a risk we can prohibit them from driving without referring them to one of our programs.

For more information, see the High-Risk Driving Prohibition Guidelines.