B.C. Red Tape Minister responds to BCTA’s request to repeal ticket dispute process

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LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) is making progress in convincing the government to allow drivers to dispute traffic tickets from out of town.

Red Tape Minister, John Les, has responded to the BCTA’s appeal and has acknowledged that change could be in order. In a letter to the association, Les said: "Currently, several reforms are being pilot tested. The issue of improving access for persons disputing tickets will be studied in conjunction with pilot test results and further reforms will require consultation with the judiciary. I note that you have copied your correspondence with my colleague, Honourable Geoff Plant, Attorney General. I can assure that Minister Plant will give your comments every consideration."

For its part, the BCTA says it will continue to press the provincial government to allow truckers to appeal their traffic tickets without appearing in person.

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