Public engagement started on March 5, 2018, regarding changes to ICBC’s auto insurance system that will make drivers more accountable for their decisions and driving behaviours.
Public feedback will help design an improved auto insurance rating system for British Columbians.
British Columbians can provide feedback on how ICBC should use claims and driver experience in determining basic insurance premiums, giving greater discounts to low-risk drivers and balancing basic insurance prices to reflect increased risk with driver behaviour or location.
The public engagement period closes April 5, 2018, at 4 p.m. (Pacific time).
As of March 1, 2018, ICBC’s Driver Risk Premium program (DRP) increased penalties for drivers using electronic devices while driving.
- This engagement addresses changes to ICBC’s auto insurance rating system, which is 30 years old and has not been updated in 10 years.
- Drivers who put people at risk by using electronic devices while driving face stiffer financial penalties with changes to ICBC’s DRP program, effective March 1, 2018.
- Drivers with two convictions for the use of electronic devices while driving over a three-year period could pay as much as $2,000 in penalties — an increase of $740 — in addition to their regular vehicle insurance premium.
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