BC Residents Want Bad Drivers To Pay Higher Insurance Rates


BC residents have made their voices heard in regards to insurance rates in across the province

More than 30,000 people participated in a recent survey called ICBC Rate Fairness, which specifically focused on increasing insurance rates for high-risk drivers and decreasing it for low-risk drivers.

B.C. Attorney General David Eby was reportedly very happy to see so many people take part in the survey and sees it all as valuable information.

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While speaking to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Eby mentioned that this proposal has plenty of early support.

According to police statistics, high-risk driving behaviours contribute to nearly half (43 per cent) of all crashes that result in injuries or deaths in B.C.

High-risk driving includes the following behaviours:

  • Speeding
  • failing to yield
  • ignoring traffic control devices
  • following too closely
  • improper passing

Financial Struggles

ICBC has long struggled to operate in a manner that is beneficial to British Columbians.

In November 2017, David Eby announced that the insurance company has a deficit of around $900 million.

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