Following several weekends of protesters honking their vehicle horns at the B.C. Legislature, Victoria council has unanimously passed a motion to allow officers to ticket people who unlawfully sound horns.
With this bylaw, officers can now ticket people who sound an air horn, as well as for unlawfully sounding a horn.
The fines that come with this ticket are $125, or $75 if paid within 30 days.
Mayor Lisa Helps thanked staff for bringing this motion before council as quickly as they did.
“Apparently there’s another planned horn honking convoy coming this weekend and with these new powers police will be able to much more efficiently ticket people and hopefully bring them into compliance so that our residents downtown and in James Bay can have some peace and quiet even while people exercise their right to lawfully protest,” Helps said.
A convoy has been planned for the B.C. Legislature this weekend to protest the province continuing to keep mask mandates and vaccine cards in place.
Adrian Dix, minister of health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, said on March 1 they are looking at lifting some COVID restrictions by spring break, depending on the level of hospitalizations in the coming weeks.