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Fines and points for B.C. traffic offences

Look up the fines and penalty points for B.C. traffic offences.

Driver Risk Premium may also apply

For some offences or convictions such as excessive speeding, a Driver Risk Premium may apply in addition to fines and points. 

Complete list of traffic offences

For a complete list of traffic offences see the Motor Vehicle Act Regulationsexternal link. To get a copy of this document in the mail, please call Crown Publications: 1-250-386-4636.

Violations, points and fines

Motor Vehicle Act section

Description

Fine

Point level

24(1)

No driver’s licence/wrong class

$276

3

24(3)(b)

Drive without insurance

$598

0

25(15)

Drive contrary to restriction (e.g., not wearing corrective lenses)

$109

3

25(15) 

Drive contrary to restriction (new driver using electronic device while driving)

$167

3

33(1)

Fail to produce driver’s licence or insurance

$81

0

73(1)

Fail to stop for police

$138

3

121

Unsafe driving of maintenance or construction vehicle

$109

2

123

Fail to obey police direction

$109

2

125

Disobey traffic control device

$121

2

127(1)(a)(ii)

Fail to yield to pedestrian

$167

2

127(1)(a)(iii)

Fail to yield to vehicle—green light

$167

2

128(1)(a)

Yellow light at intersection/no stop before intersection

$167

2

128(2)(a)

Yellow light—no intersection

$109

2

129(1)

Red light at intersection

$167

2

129(3)

Fail to yield—right turn—red light

$167

2

129(4)(b)

Fail to yield—left turn—red light

$167

2

129(5)(a)

Red light—no intersection

$167

2

130(1)(a)

Fail to yield or disobey green arrow

$167

2

130(2)(a)(i)

Fail to stop—yellow arrow—marked crosswalk

$167

2

130(2)(a)(ii)

Fail to stop—yellow arrow—intersection

$167

2

130(2)(b)

Fail to yield—yellow arrow—pedestrian

$167

2

131(1)(a)

Red flashing light at intersection

$167

2

131(2)(a)

Red flashing light—no intersection

$138

2

131(3)(a)

Yellow flashing light at intersection

$167

2

131(4)(a)

Yellow flashing light—no intersection

$138

2

131(5)(a)

Fail to yield at green flashing light

$167

2

134

Fail to obey lane direction control signal

$121

2

140

Disobey construction signs

$196–$253

3

141

Disobey flagman

$196

3

143

Drive over newly painted lines

$109

2

144(1)(a)

Drive without due care

$368

6

144(1)(b)

Drive without consideration

$196

6

144(1)(c)

Speed relative to conditions

$167

3

145(1)

Slow driving

$121

3

146(1)

Speed in/outside municipality

$138–$196

3

146(3)

Speed against highway sign

$138–$196

3

146(5)

Speed against area sign

$138–$196

3

146(7)

Speed against municipal sign

$138–$196

3

146(11)

Speed on municipal lane

$138

3

147(1)

Speed in school zone

$196–$253

3

147(2)

Speed in playground zone

$196–253

3

148(1)

Excessive speed

$368–483

3

149

Fail to stop for school bus

$167

3

150(1)

Fail to keep right

$109

3

150(2)

Slow vehicle not on right

$109

3

150(3)

Fail to keep right of rotary traffic island

$109

3

151(a)

Unsafe lane change

$109

2

151(b)

Lane change solid line

$109

2

151(c)

Change lanes without signal

$109

2

151(d)

Left turn from wrong lane

$109

2

151(e)

Right turn from wrong lane

$109

2

151(f)

Illegal pass on laned roadway

$109

2

151(g)

Slow moving in wrong lane

$109

2

154

Passing when meeting oncoming traffic

$109

3

155(1)(a)

Cross solid double line

$109

3

155(1)(b)(i)

Fail to keep right of double broken/solid line

$109

3

155(1)(b)(ii)

Cross solid broken line

$109

3

155(1)(c)

Fail to keep right of single broken or solid line

$109

3

157(1)(a)

Fail to pass at safe distance

$109

3

157(1)(b)

Fail to complete pass safely

$109

3

157(2)(a)

Fail to yield passing vehicle

$109

3

157(2)(b)

Increase speed while being passed

$109

3

158(1)

Pass on right

$109

2

158(2)(a)

Unsafe pass on right

$109

2

158(2)(b)

Pass on right off roadway

$109

2

159

Unsafe pass on left

$109

3

160

Pass without clear view

$109

3

161

Disobey traffic sign or signal

$121

2

162(1)

Follow too closely

$109

3

162(2)

Commercial vehicle follow too closely

$109

3

162(3)

Fail to leave sufficient space between vehicle for passing

$109

3

163(a)

Drive over highway divider

$109

3

163(b)

Fail to keep right on divided highway

$109

3

164(1)

Enter controlled access highway

$109

3

164(2)

Leave controlled access highway

$109

3

165(5)

Improper turn at intersection

$109

3

166

Improper left turn—no intersection

$121

2

167

Improper right turn—no intersection

$121

2

168(a)

Unsafe U-turn

$121

2

168(b)(iii)

Prohibited U-turn

$121

2

168(b)(iv)

U-turn — intersection

$167

2

168(b)(v)

U-turn — business district

$121

2

169

Unsafe start

$109

2

170(1)

No signal on turn

$121

2

170(2)

Inadequate signal on turn

$121

2

170(3)

Fail to signal stop or decrease in speed

$121

2

171(2)

Drive without signal device

$109

2

172(2)

No proper signalling equipment for right-hand drive vehicle

$109

2

173(1)

Fail to yield at uncontrolled intersection

$167

2

174

Fail to yield on left turn/fail to yield to left turn vehicle

$167

2

175(1)

Fail to yield after stop

$167

2

175(2)

Fail to yield to vehicle leaving stop

$167

2

176(1)

Emerging vehicle—fail to stop

$121

2

176(2)

Emerging vehicle—fail to yield

$121

2

177

Fail to yield for emergency vehicle

$109

3

179(1)

Fail to yield to pedestrian

$167

3

179(3)

Pass vehicle yielding for pedestrian

$167

3

179(4)

Disobey school guard/ patrol

$167

3

181

Fail to excercise duty to pedestrian

$138

2

185(1)

Fail to stop or leave safely at railway crossing

$109

2

185(2)

Drive past railway crossing gate

$109

2

185(4)(e)

Commercial vehicle—no stop at railway crossing

$109

2

185(5)

Fail to proceed with caution at railway crossing

$109

2

186

Disobey stop sign

$167

3

191(2)(a)

Unsecured motor vehicle

$81

0

193

Reverse into intersection

$121

2

193

Reverse when unsafe

$109

2

196

Improper operation of vehicle on canyon, defile, or on mountain road

$109

2

197

Coast down grade illegally

$121

2

198

Follow fire truck too closely/ park near fire truck

$81

2

199

Drive over fire hose

$81

2

200

Drive on sidewalk

$81

2

203(1)

Open door while unsafe

$81

2

214.2 (1)

Using electronic device while driving

$167

0

214.2 (2)

Emailing or texting while driving

$167

3

Motorcycle helmet/passenger violations and fines

Motor Vehicle Act section

Description

Fine

Point level

194(1)

Operate motorcycle—not on seat

$121

2

194(2)(a)

Passenger unlawfully on motorcycle

$109

0

194(2)(b)

Motorcycle passenger not lawfully seated

$109

0

194(2)(c)

Fail to use foot pegs or floorboards

$109

0

194(3)

Ride motorcycle without required helmet

$138

0

194(4)(a)

Permit passenger under 16 to be unlawfully seated

$109

2

194(4)(b)

Permit passenger under 16 to ride without required helmet

$138

0

194(9)

Obstruct a peace officer

$276

0

194(10)

Operate motorcyle—more than two abreast

$109

2

Seatbelt violations and fines

 

Motor Vehicle Act section

Description

Fine

Point level

220(2)

Operate vehicle without
seatbelts

$167

0

220(3)

Operate vehicle with
inoperative seatbelt

$167

0

220(4)

Fail to wear seatbelt

$167

0

220(6)

Permit passenger without
seatbelt

$167

0

Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

Motor Vehicle Act section

Description

Fine

Point level

3.02

Improper display of plate

$230

0

3.03

Illegible plate

$230

0

7A.01

Unnecessary noise

$109

3

30.13

Fail to display "L" or "N" sign

$109

0

47.02

Fail to slow down or move over near stopped official vehicle

$173

3

Fines levied by courts

Motor Vehicle Act section

Description

Fine

Point level

 

70(1)(a)

 

Illegal use or possession of
permit or insurance

$115–
2,300

 

0

 

70(1.1)(a)

 

Illegal use or possession of
identification card

$460–
23,000

 

0

 

70(1.1)(b)

 

Illegal use or possession of
driver’s licence

$460–
23,000

 

0

 

Motor vehicle-related Criminal Code (Canada) offences

 

 

10

 

95(1)

 

Driving while prohibited

$575–
2,300

 

10

 

234(1)

 

Driving while suspended

$575–
2,300

 

10