Dear Cop - Licence Class

I have a class 4 drivers licence, and recently received a notice in the mail telling me I needed to get a physical done to retain my class 4 licence. Because I no longer require the class 4 licence for what I was using it for (I was driving taxi), does my class 4 revert to a class 5? Or because I have not got the physical done for the class 4, has my licence been suspended, or worse, canceled, and I currently don't have a valid drivers licence?

I looked through the Motor Vehicle Act and the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations to find and answer and I have to admit I was stumped. I do know from previous experience that if you do not take the medical that you will be down graded to a class 5 drivers licence, however, I would strongly suggest that you attend Motor Vehicle Branch in person to clear this matter up.

Constable R.A.(Richard) ASELTON
Central Okanagan Traffic Services - Media Liaison
Kelowna R.C.M.P. Detachment

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Tim Schewe is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. He has been writing his column for most of the 20 years of his service in the RCMP.

The column was 'The Beat Goes On' in Fort St. John, 'Traffic Tips' in the South Okanagan and now 'Behind the Wheel' on Vancouver Island and here on Castanet.net.

Schewe retired from the force in January of 2006, but the column has become a habit, and continues.

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