Lindsay Kines and Rob Shaw report:
The secret nature of B.C.’s new impaired-driving sanctions might force the government to open driving records to public scrutiny.
Right now, such records are considered private. But that means many people punished for drunk driving will escape public notice, because the new administrative penalties will be imposed by the police at roadside and never make it to a public courtroom.
Solicitor General Mike de Jong told the Times Colonist that he will consider setting up a system similar to that in Ontario, where people can check how many traffic infractions someone has committed, or whether they’ve had their licences suspended for impaired driving over a three-year period.
Read more in the Times Colonist.