Responsible Driver / Interlock Program
If you have been convicted of an alcohol-related Criminal Code or Motor Vehicle Act driving offence you will be required to pay for, participate in, and successfully complete the Responsible Driver Program. This has been a mandatory consequence of all 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions, until April 11, 2013 when the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles changed its policy to accord with the Motor Vehicle Act. Now the Superintendent has the option to require drivers who receive a 90-day IRP go through the interlock (IIP) program and Responsible Driver’s Program (RDP).
If you are required to go through the Responsible Driver’s Program and you forget to register or pay, your driver’s license will be cancelled.
It may take up to nine months to complete the Responsible Driver Program. You may be required to take the Responsible Driver Program more than once.
The cost of the Responsible Driver Program for is approximately $1000.
INTERLOCK IGNITION PROGRAM
If you have been convicted of an alcohol-related Criminal Code or Motor Vehicle Act driving offence you will be required to pay for, participate and successfully complete the Interlock Ignition Program (IIP). If you receive a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, you may be required to complete this program.
If you have been referred to the IIP and you do not install the interlock ignition device as required, your driver’s license will be cancelled.
You may be required to comply with the Interlock Ignition Program for longer than one year. If you are found driving a vehicle without an interlock ignition device, your license will be cancelled.
The cost of the Interlock Ignition Program for one year is approximately $2000.
The Responsible Driver / Interlock program is a serious consequence. An experienced driving lawyer may be able to help you avoid these programs. It is important to contact a BC Driving Lawyer as soon as you are charged.
Learner (L) or novice (N) driver? See Graduated Licensing Program