Originally Posted by 6793026
BC (and other parts of the world) wanted to eliminate the risk of having multiple identities of 1 individual; think about it, before the amazing technology, you could get away with a lot of things. eg// you get 12 pts removed from say speeding and tickets in BC, next time you get pulled over, you would just being out an Alberta license and start fresh.
I didn't think that things were to the point yet where they shared information between agencies. My guess is the risk of being found guilty of fraud for having 2 licences comes down to somebody accidentally blabbing about it. It isn't like the 2 agencies, in 2 separate countries, are going to risk sharing information.
Some quick examples, even between provinces I can think of: When I went to AB originally, I had a graduated "N" licence... the registry in Alberta looked at it, shrugged, and issued me a new class 5 over the counter, lol. I never actually took a road test.
Same goes for tickets... if I were to get a massive speeding ticket in BC, nobody in AB knows about it. I don't get points on my licence or anything. I also think when I transfer my licence back to BC, ICBC will be clueless as to what kind of a history I have. They want a bunch of letters from my past insurance companies. I also suspect that if I had points on my AB licence for tickets... they would have no idea unless I told them (I think anyway).