Chinese drivers' licences now accepted by B.C. RCMP
RCMP will no longer ticket visitors, students and new residents using Chinese licences
RCMP in B.C. have reached an agreement with ICBC to stop ticketing drivers from China who are temporarily using their drivers' licences while in the province.
Richmond RCMP confirmed earlier this month they have issued tickets to drivers who produced drivers' licenses issued in China because they had no way of verifying the information because there is no agreement between China and Canada.
Now, ICBC says it will work with police to validate licences at the roadside, meaning visitors, students and new residents from China can once again use their out-of-province drivers' license on a temporary basis.
New residents will still have 90 days to get a B.C. drivers' license, while temporary visitors can use their out-of-province license for up to six months.
Students can use an out-of-province license as long as they are registered at an accredited institution.