RCMP will no longer ticket visitors using Chinese licences
Richmond: Richmond RCMP confirmed earlier this month they have issued tickets to drivers who produced drivers’ licenses issued in China. Now, B.C. RCMP have reached an agreement with ICBC to stop ticketing drivers from China who temporarily using their drivers’ licences while in the rovince.Richmond RCMP said 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.
A licence issued by China is currently acceptable for a tourist for a period of up to six months. If an individual is a resident, the licence has value for 90 days.