BC cuts red tape for utility vehicles

As golf courses prepare for the influx of summer golfers, they will have at least one less thing to worry about. Golf course  owners will no longer be required to register, license or insure their  golf carts and utility vehicles through ICBC to operate in parking lots  or cross public roads.

Merely driving a cart across a road from one side of the golf course to  the other required insurance and a license plate. An amendment to the  Motor Vehicle Act means that golf carts owned by golf courses will be  exempt from those requirements for use in golf course parking lots,  driveways and crossing roads.

Exemptions will also be made to a range of industrial utility vehicles  for use in parking lots and driveways, and for certain incidental  highway use. Scissor lifts and powered wheel barrows will be defined as  “mobile equipment” and will also be exempted from those requirements. In  place of ICBC insurance, business owners will be able to cover these  vehicles through their commercial general liability insurance.

The change is one of many introduced today as part of Bill 13,

the  Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act No 2.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

New rules coming for local election spending
Girls Volleyball Provincials this week
Region making an impression
What qualifies as essential services? : With the strike of the city of Castlegar’s workers already approaching three weeks, concerns over who is providing essential services,
Christmas at the Gallery
Finning employees make large donation to United Way
Snow brews up challenge for Falkland family
UPDATE: Safeway, 2nd Avenue businesses resume operations
Big White set for Nov. 29 opening

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.