BC Learners Licence, Drivers Licence & Renewals
Graduated licensing program (GLP): ICBC licensing requirements
SCSC has designed these articles to aid the learning driver and the experienced drivers alike: these resources will assist them with obtaining their BC learners licence, drivers licence or drivers licence renewal.
The who, where, how and why of the provincial BC graduated drivers licensing programs (GLP) are explained in detail. There they will find what is expected of them from ICBC through all stages including written knowledge test exams and the road test exam.
Drivers wishing to renew their driver’s licences can find information on how and where they can renew their licence when it expires: this includes the ICBC written knowledge test exams and the road test exam if applicable.
There are typically 3 stages that new drivers will scale:
Statistics: Young drivers often feel invincible contributing to their lack of awareness of the genuine risks involved with driving
Drivers aged 16 to 24, though they only represent 9 per cent of the driving public, they also represent 25 per cent of the road fatalities and serious injuries -Peter Warner of the Insurance Bureau of Canada-
Drivers aged 16 to 19 have a fatality rate that is four times that of drivers aged 25 to 34 and nine times that of drivers aged 45 to 55 -Peter Warner of the Insurance Bureau of Canada-
Young people have the highest rates of traffic death and injury per capita among all age groups and the highest death rate per kilometre driven among all drivers under 75 years of age -MADD Canada-
Studies conclude that young drivers are over-represented in road crashes for two primary reasons: inexperience and immaturity. Although young people are the least likely to drive impaired, the ones who do are at very high risk of collision. -MADD Canada-