LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) has requested that the Attorney General allow longhaul truckers to submit affidavits, rather than appearing in court to dispute traffic tickets.
In a letter to the Attorney General, the BCTA wrote, “Due to the nature of the type of work performed by professional truck drivers, they are sometimes ticketed for offenses while they are on the road and far away from their home base. If they wish to dispute the ticket, they are then required to return to the court near where the ticket is issued, often at considerable expense, particularly if they are required to take time off of work. Consequently, many, if not most, truck drivers and their companies choose to pay the penalty rather than dispute the ticket.”
The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will also be pursuing this possibility with the Alberta Attorney General.