Driving offences in Vancouver
The most common offence in Vancouver is impaired driving, for which a driver may face immediate roadside prohibition (IRP). With IRP, drivers are subject to a 90-day driving prohibition, interlocking devices installed in their vehicles, as well as significant fines.
If charged for impaired driving, your first conviction may result in a one-year suspension of your license. A second conviction can result in a three-year licence suspension. Three or more convictions mean you may face an indefinite licence suspension, which will dictate that you must wait a minimum of 5 years to reapply for a driver’s licence. This five-year period can be extended if you fail to comply with the conditions set by the courts.
Depending on the circumstances, you may also face jail time for impaired driving. Other driving offences for which a conviction may result in imprisonment include dangerous driving, vehicular homicide, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, failure to comply with a demand intended to determine your ability to operate a motor vehicle and evading arrest.