It’s time to start buckling up for taxi drivers.
Taxi drivers used to be exempt from wearing seat belts under Section 32.02 of the Motor Vehicle Act, as long as they remained under 70km/h. But that exemption ended when Section 32.02 was repealed on Sept 15, 2019.
Now taxi drivers must all wear seat belts, just like everyone else.
Any cabbie caught without a seat belt on may receive a violation ticket under Section 220(4) of the Motor Vehicle Act with a fine amount of $167, (but no points.)
“Thankfully this closes one more door on a past that was blind to the simple fact that seatbelts save lives,” said Sgt. DeVries of the North Vancouver RCMP.