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Insurance Business | 06 Sep 2017, 06:59 AM Agree 0
Attorney General makes basic premium rate rise official
  • Dennis Morrow | 06 Sep 2017, 11:33 AM Agree 0
    Double the rates. Then credit good drivers monthly, sending checks for good habits, and sending bills for distracted drivers. Reward the good. Penalise the culprit. So, to be clear. Double the current rates. The, reward good month of driving, and bill for lousy driving habits. Get a ticket ? NO REWARD.
  • Andrew | 06 Sep 2017, 01:00 PM Agree 0
    With the losses forecast by the auditors, simply raising rates on bad drivers wont be sufficient. Whole scale changes are required. I think one of the things that should be considered is the provincial government injecting half of the that surplus back to ICBC that they have taken over the years. Every insurer has reserves and very few if any have to part with as much cash as ICBC does to the provincial coffers, so maybe returning it and taking corrective action will right the ship and put the corporation on better footing.
  • John MacLean | 20 Sep 2017, 03:27 PM Agree 0
    How about reinstating IRSU! Police did one heck of a job catching Impaired drivers with this extra enforcement time available. Also,
    why do we pussy foot around repeat offenders? Why was a man that had 18 impaired convictions and got another 2 while suspended, still on the road. Why not a lifetime suspension? He had already killed someone. The courts are not dealing with these matters and just pushing things on in the courts. ICBC needs to deal with the problems and make it hurt for those who just don't care until they are either in jail or walking forever!
    We need to stop punishing the good drivers and in stead, go after those that are causing the problems and make them pay, not the normal working person that obeys the rules. Let's get tough on those that deserve it!
  • | 20 Sep 2017, 05:28 PM Agree 0
    Yup , let's take back more from seniors living on fixed incomes , especially the ones on OAS and supplement. Wonder if most can still pedal a back with sidecars .
  • Elaine | 20 Sep 2017, 05:33 PM Agree 0
    What if you have NO cell phone!!!!
  • Elaine | 20 Sep 2017, 07:24 PM Agree 0
    First, ICBC has to find a better way to determine the good and bad drivers. You have some adjuster at ICBC who decides someone was at fault, when someone else ran the 4 way stop but entered the intersection faster because of not stopping so appeared to enter first so the one who stopped is at fault? How about obeying the first law. STOP means stop at all 4 way stops and red lights (no right turn) at all times. THAT IS THE LAW.
  • Denise | 20 Sep 2017, 07:54 PM Agree 0
    I would like to know why people who drive with due care and attention, and have never had a ticket or accident EVER are being penalized? It's like charging everyone for a steak dinner when half the people order hamburger. We have no choice if we need a vehicle to get around in BC so we pay. Its not constitutional forcing people to pay for other people's carelessness. Honestly this should either be reviewed by an outside company or ICBC should be turfed. Unbelievable mismanagement!
  • Red | 20 Sep 2017, 09:02 PM Agree 0
    The NDP keep blaming the Liberals for not fixing ICBC. Now it's their turn and they cave and don't take the necessary steps needed to bring the rates in line with other provinces. They are financially clueless!
  • Faye Beyer | 20 Sep 2017, 09:31 PM Agree 0
    With all the increases in insurance rates, carbon tax increases, hydro, natural gas increases, etc. there will be a lot of seniors having to give up driving, living in the cold as well as the dark or going hungry because they are already living way below the poverty line already. Everything keeps costing more and more and pensions never seem to increase.
  • | 20 Sep 2017, 11:15 PM Agree 0
    That would cost a lot of money to develop the IT and to administer..YIKES😲
  • MarkBrisson | 21 Sep 2017, 10:54 AM Agree 0
    Let's reduce insurance cots by reducing accidents. Use an anti-texting app on your phones to prevent distractions. Texting is not just a "teen" problem. There are millions of employees who seek to do work while behind the wheel. Fleet vehicles/company cars are on the road more than teen drivers. They "multi-task" becoming very distracted.

    Government wants to increase fees and fines, but there is a tech way to stop these distraction. There are apps to block you using your phone when you drive. AT&T DriveMode is one example and it is FREE!

    One area that is rarely discussed is that each province has hundreds of government vehicles that inspectors, regulators and the agricultural department use as fleet vehicles, but they do not have the technology to diminish distracted driving. I would love to see one province lead by example and use a program, like FleetMode, to block texts, redirect incoming phone calls, and impede all other apps in their vehicles. If we want our lower rates, let’s lower threat of accidents by lowering our distractions!
  • Stumpy | 21 Sep 2017, 03:43 PM Agree 0
    That is a great idea, only how do you stop someone from driving. You can give them all the restrictions you want but if they are determined to drive they will.
  • Stumpy | 21 Sep 2017, 03:47 PM Agree 1
    How about abolishing ICBC and going with private insurance. Then one can shop around to get the best deal.
  • jack | 21 Sep 2017, 06:38 PM Agree 1
    reality check.....bad icbc management....
  • RDB | 21 Sep 2017, 11:29 PM Agree 1
    How about management repay all those November bonuses? The ones they gave out right before they raised the rates?
  • Chuck | 21 Sep 2017, 11:33 PM Agree 1
    "An 'immediate and comprehensive' business audit to find efficiencies in ICBS management. Firstly it should read "inefficiencies". Secondly, the elimination of management bonuses handed out for doing a deplorable job. Thirdly, get rid of ICBC in its entirety. Let the private sector run the auto insurance industry. At least they have expertise and " competitive" rates.
  • Piper | 22 Sep 2017, 11:26 AM Agree 1
    An “immediate and comprehensive” business audit to find efficiencies in ICBC management.
    This should be first on the list.
    Good drivers should be rewarded...bad drivers penalised, this would hit bad drivers where it hurts and force really bad drivers off the road. Non insured drivers should feel the force of the law.
    Drivers with dogs on their laps should be charged with distracted driving or impeded driving.
  • MBlecich | 22 Sep 2017, 01:02 PM Agree 1
    How about you stop wasting money fighting legitimate claims and cut your executives salleries to sometging reasnobale for a CROWN corperation? That might be a better idea imho at least.
  • Gordon damstrom | 22 Sep 2017, 01:49 PM Agree 0
    Now we are paying for the rape and pillage of the previous government. Cut the bonuses and the fat at the top buracracy
  • Uncle_neddy | 22 Sep 2017, 03:43 PM Agree 0
    Abandon icbc in favour of private insurers. Government has no business administering a monopoly. Same goes for bchydro, ferries and bus service. While at it make users pay for roads via tolls. If you don't use the service you don't pay. Keep it simple.
  • Rickts | 22 Sep 2017, 07:40 PM Agree 0
    You realize doubling the rate would still affect your insurance payments. And at what point do you double the rate? After one incident? Two? What do you call a good driver, someone with no incidents within 5years? Pretty hard to gauge that one. And good drivers are already rewarded by having a good record.
  • Sick and tired of icbc crooks | 24 Sep 2017, 12:51 AM Agree 0
    ICBC are crooks and they are getting their revenue robbed by the government. Enough of these bs excuses for rates to go up!
  • Scott B. | 24 Sep 2017, 04:34 PM Agree 0
    It's only when distracted driving (specifically cell phones) has the same penalty as drunk driving will this ever stop. Right now it's not more than a nuisance fine for the money people.
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