Federal, provincial and municipal governments work together to create a set of legislation governing the use of the HTS
-Sets vehicle safety standards, criminal system in case of more serious traffic infractions
– Sets legislation around registration, ownership, inspection and vehicle use as well as the operation and care of the provincial HTS
– Sets speed limits within cities/towns, intersection rules, parking within their area
– Every vehicle must be registered to the purchaser of the vehicle or the vehicle dealer.
– Registration must:
1. Bear the owners signature
2. Have an accurate address
3. Renewal payment is paid before expiry
– Registration form includes:
2. Make/Model of Vehicle/Colour
3. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
4. Vehicle Weight
5. Number of Engine Cylinders
– A driver’s license is a privilege, and it can be lost. Each driver has a driving record (dossier) that shows any driving offences.
– Each violation on your record will cost “demerits” (points) on your record. The more severe the violation, the greater number of demerits which will be given.
– Each violation remains on your records for 2 years.
– If too many demerit points are recorded, your driver’s license will be taken away.
Demerit Points 2 Failure to wear a seatbelt Failure to wear a helmet Passing left/right lane where prohibited Failure to obey traffic control person 3 Failure to obey traffic control person Failure to stop at a railway crossing 4 Crossing a solid line Passing where prohibited (oncoming) Careless driving 5 Driving for a wager or bet 10 Failure to stop at a railway crossing (school bus, minibus, dangerous materials) Failure to fulfill duty at the scene of a collision Failure to stop for a stopped school bus with signals flashing Driving a vehicle transporting dangerous substances in a tunnel where prohibited New Brunswick points system http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/ps-sp/pdf/drivers_vehicles/driverhandbook/DH_part1_e.pdf Nova Scotia points system http://www.novascotia.ca/snsmr/rmv/licence/point.asp
Some violations are so serious that they cause your license to be taken away automatically. Your license may be taken away for one, three, or five years whether or not it was a first offence within a seven year period.
Driving under the influence of alcohol (.05 to .08 Blood Alcohol Content, revoked for one week over 0.08, term decided in court) or drugs Having care of a motor vehicle while your ability is impaired Refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test Leaving the scene of a collision Criminal negligence causing death or bodily harm Fleeing when pursued by police Dangerous driving Manslaughter operating from the operation of a motor vehicle Your license can also be suspended if you: have excessive demerits failed to pay a traffic fine failed to submit an eye test or medical exam report refuse to take, or you fail a driving test have an illness or disability that could endanger public safety have improper liability insurance and are involved in a collision