Look up the amount of a fine or number of Driver Penalty Points for a traffic or driving offence.

Driver Risk Premium may also apply

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

Collision and Extended Third Party Liability premiums
As of September 1, 2019, convictions for frequent or serious driving offences that occurred on or after June 10, 2019 may be factored into your premium costs for Collision and Extended Third Party Liability coverages. Read the news release for more information.

Speeding fines and points

​Motor Vehicle Act section​Description​Fine​Point level
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 line​$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

Distracted driving fines and penalty points

​Motor Vehicle Act sectionDescriptionFinePoint level
214.2 (1)Using electronic device while driving$3684
214.2 (2)Emailing or texting while driving$3684
​Motor Vehicle Act Regulations sectionDescriptionFinePoint level
30.072(1)(a)Use an electronic device while driving in violation of driver’s licence restriction$3684
30.072(1)(b)Email or text while driving in violation of driver’s licence restriction$3684

With increased enforcement in communities throughout B.C., having multiple infractions can now put a serious dent in your wallet. Learn more on tips for safe cellphone use.

Violations, points and fines

Motor Vehicle Act sectionDescriptionFinePoint level
24(1)No driver’s licence/wrong class$2763
24(3)(b)Drive without insurance$5980
25(15)Drive contrary to restriction (e.g., not wearing corrective lenses)$1093
33(1)Fail to produce driver’s licence or insurance$810
73(1)Fail to stop for police$1383
121Unsafe driving of maintenance or construction vehicle$1092
123Fail to obey police direction$1092
125Disobey traffic control device$1212
127(1)(a)(ii)Fail to yield to pedestrian$1672
127(1)(a)(iii)Fail to yield to vehicle-green light$1672
128(1)(a)Yellow light at intersection/no stop before intersection$1672
128(2)(a)Yellow light-no intersection$1092
129(1)Red light at intersection$1672
129(3)Fail to yield-right turn-red light$1672
129(4)(b)Fail to yield-left turn-red light$1672
129(5)(a)Red light-no intersection$1672
130(1)(a)Fail to yield or disobey green arrow$1672
130(2)(a)(i)Fail to stop-yellow arrow-marked crosswalk$1672
130(2)(a)(ii)Fail to stop-yellow arrow-intersection$1672
130(2)(b)Fail to yield-yellow arrow-pedestrian$1672
131(1)(a)Red flashing light at intersection$1672
131(2)(a)Red flashing light-no intersection$1382
131(3)(a)Yellow flashing light at intersection$1672
131(4)(a)Yellow flashing light-no intersection$1382
131(5)(a)Fail to yield at green flashing light$1672
134Fail to obey lane direction control signal$1212
140Disobey construction signs$196-$2533
141Disobey flagman$1963
143Drive over newly painted lines$1092
144(1)(a)Drive without due care$3686
144(1)(b)Drive without consideration$1966
144(1)(c)Speed relative to conditions$1673
145(1)Slow driving$1213
149Fail to stop for school bus$3683
150(1)Fail to keep right$1093
150(2)Slow vehicle not on right$1093
150(3)Fail to keep right of rotary traffic island$1093
151(a)Unsafe lane change$1092
151(b)Lane change solid line$1092
151(c)Change lanes without signal$1092
151(d)Left turn from wrong lane$1092
151(e)Right turn from wrong lane$1092
151(f)Illegal pass on laned roadway$1092
151(g)Slow moving in wrong lane$1092
​151.1(3)​Improper use of leftmost lane​$1673​
154Passing when meeting oncoming traffic$1093
155(1)(a)Cross solid double line$1093
155(1)(b)(i)Fail to keep right of double broken/solid line$1093
155(1)(b)(ii)Cross solid broken line$1093
155(1)(c)Fail to keep right of single broken or solid line$1093
157(1)(a)Fail to pass at safe distance$1093
157(1)(b)Fail to complete pass safely$1093
157(2)(a)Fail to yield passing vehicle$1093
157(2)(b)Increase speed while being passed$1093
158(1)Pass on right$1092
158(2)(a)Unsafe pass on right$1092
158(2)(b)Pass on right off roadway$1092
159Unsafe pass on left$1093
160Pass without clear view$1093
161Disobey traffic sign or signal$1212
162(1)Follow too closely$1093
162(2)Commercial vehicle follow too closely$1093
162(3)Fail to leave sufficient space between vehicle for passing$1093
163(a)Drive over highway divider$1093
163(b)Fail to keep right on divided highway$1093
164(1)Enter controlled access highway$1093
164(2)Leave controlled access highway$1093
165(5)Improper turn at intersection$1093
166Improper left turn-no intersection$1212
167Improper right turn-no intersection$1212
168(a)Unsafe U-turn$1212
168(b)(iii)Prohibited U-turn$1212
168(b)(iv)U-turn – intersection$1672
168(b)(v)U-turn – business district$1212
169Unsafe start$1092
170(1)No signal on turn$1212
170(2)Inadequate signal on turn$1212
170(3)Fail to signal stop or decrease in speed$1212
171(2)Drive without signal device$1092
172(2)No proper signalling equipment for right-hand drive vehicle$1092
173(1)Fail to yield at uncontrolled intersection$1672
174Fail to yield on left turn/fail to yield to left turn vehicle$1672
175(1)Fail to yield after stop$1672
175(2)Fail to yield to vehicle leaving stop$1672
176(1)Emerging vehicle-fail to stop$1212
176(2)Emerging vehicle-fail to yield$1212
177Fail to yield for emergency vehicle$1093
179(1)Fail to yield to pedestrian$1673
179(3)Pass vehicle yielding for pedestrian$1673
179(4)Disobey school guard/ patrol$1673
181Fail to exercise duty to pedestrian$1382
185(1)Fail to stop or leave safely at railway crossing$1092
185(2)Drive past railway crossing gate$1092
185(4)(e)Commercial vehicle-no stop at railway crossing$1092
185(5)Fail to proceed with caution at railway crossing$1092
186Disobey stop sign$1673
191(2)(a)Unsecured motor vehicle$810
193Reverse into intersection$1212
193Reverse when unsafe$1092
196Improper operation of vehicle on canyon, defile, or on mountain road$1092
197Coast down grade illegally$1212
198Follow fire truck too closely/ park near fire truck$812
199Drive over fire hose$812
200Drive on sidewalk$812
203(1)Open door while unsafe$812
Motor Vehicle Act Regulations sectionDescriptionFinePoint level
3.02Improper display of plate$2300
3.03​Illegible plate$2300
7A.01Unnecessary noise$1093
30.10(2)Fail to display “L” sign in violation of driver’s licence condition$1090
​30.10(4)​Fail to display “N” sign in violation of driver’s licence condition​$1090​
​47.02​Fail to slow down or move over near stopped official vehicle​$173​3

Motorcycle helmet or passenger violations and fines

​Motor Vehicle Act section

​Fine​Point level
194(1)Operate motorcycle-not on seat$1212
194(2)(a)Passenger unlawfully on motorcycle$1090
194(2)(b)Motorcycle passenger not lawfully seated$1090
194(2)(c)Fail to use foot pegs or floorboards$1090
194(3)Ride motorcycle without required helmet$1380
194(4)(a)Permit passenger under 16 to be unlawfully seated$1092
194(4)(b)Permit passenger under 16 to ride without required helmet$1380
194(9)Obstruct a peace officer$2760
194(10)Operate motorcyle-more than two abreast$1092

Seatbelt violations and fines

Motor Vehicle Act sectionDescriptionFinePoint level
220(2)Operate vehicle without seatbelts$1670
220(3)Operate vehicle with inoperative seatbelt$1670
220(4)Fail to wear seatbelt$1670
220(6)Permit passenger without seatbelt$1670

Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

​Motor Vehicle Act section​Description​Fine​Point level
3.02Improper display of plate$230​0
3.03Illegible plate$230​0
7A.01Unnecessary noise$109​3
​30.10(2)​Fail to display “L” sign in violation of driver’s licence condition​$109​0
​30.10(4)​Fail to display “N” sign in violation of driver’s licence condition​$109​0
47.02Fail to slow down or move over near stopped official vehicle$173​3

Fines levied by courts

​Motor Vehicle Act Section

70(1)(a)Illegal use or possession of permit or insurance$115-$2,3000
70(1.1)(a)Illegal use or possession of identification card$460-$23,0000
70(1.1)(b)Illegal use or possession of driver’s licence$460-$23,0000
 Motor vehicle-related Criminal Code (Canada) offences 6 or 10
95(1)Driving while prohibited$575-$2,30010
234(1)Driving while suspended$575-$2,30010

Can’t find your ticket on this list? 

For a complete list of traffic offences, see the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations. To order a copy of this document, please visit www.crownpub.bc.ca.