To make sure everybody is safe on the road, we introduced this premium to deter careless drivers from driving unlawfully.
Whether or not you own a vehicle, Driver Penalty Point (DPP) premiums are paid into the fund that provides all holders of valid B.C. driver's licences with
Driver Penalty Points are collected on your driving record through traffic offences. Each offence carries a different number of points. If you receive more than three points during what we call your “assessment period,” you must pay a Driver Penalty Point premium.
Note: It is possible to have DPP premiums with or without a traffic ticket, depending on the type of offence.
Two things are key to understanding the points on your driving record, the number of points associated with your traffic offences and your assessment period.
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The premium ranges from $175 for four points to $24,000 for 50 or more points. To find out how much you will pay, compare the number of points on your driving record with the table of Driver Penalty Point premiums.
Important: Some offences or convictions, such as excessive speeding, may apply to both the Driver Penalty Point program and the Driver Risk Program. You will be billed once per year under the program that results in the higher premium.
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