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ICBC - Soon to be the Only Game in Town?

ICBC LogoBelair Direct, the auto insurance arm of Intact Insurance has announced that it will stop selling auto policies in BC effective December 1, 2020 and renewing policies on January 1, 2021. They see ICBC’s recent regulatory changes and the province’s current auto insurance market conditions as having reduced opportunities for the private sector to compete.

ICBC - Year in Review 2019 / 2020

ICBC LogoICBC has published The Road We're On, it's 2019 / 2020 year in review. The 14 page document is a quick overview of what was accomplished over the corporation's last fiscal year. President and CEO Nicolas Jiminez says in the introduction that British Columbians are still paying too much for auto insurance.

ICBC - TechPilot Project

ICBC LogoWould you volunteer to have your driving monitored all the time that you are behind the wheel in order to benefit from reduced insurance rates? Driver telematics are becoming a common way for insurance companies to assess a driver's crash risk and help set rates that are appropriate for that risk level.

ICBC - Public Access to Data

ICBC LogoICBC has announced a significant increase in data available to everyone via Tableau Public. Data sets for crashes and vehicle population current to 2019 are provided for manipulation, reporting and download. Crash data can be filtered for the details of an individual crash, including the street and crash configuration (for example, rear end, head on or side impact).

ICBC - Road Testing to Expand on July 8, 2020

ICBC LogoICBC is continuing to expand its road testing by opening it up to all customers through a phased approach. This builds upon the successful reopening of commercial vehicle road tests in June, in line with B.C.'s Restart Plan.

ICBC's road test plan helps British Columbians get the services they need while ensuring important health and safety protocols can be implemented, monitored and maintained as testing increases.

CASE LAW - Derkson v ICBC

BC Courts Coat of ArmsIn the early morning hours of April 25, 2015 Kendall Derkson was driving her vehicle on Highway 10 in Surrey. She struck a vehicle driven by Patrick Chan, destroying her vehicle in the process. ICBC refused to cover her loss as she was in breach of her conditions of insurance for being “incapable of proper control of the vehicle” at the time of the collision due to the influence of alcohol.

Spring Distracted Driving Campaign

No Phone#EyesFwdBC! It's distracted driving campaign time. ICBC tells us that distracted driving is responsible for 26% of collision fatalities in B.C. each year. On average, 76 people die each year in a crash where distracted driving is a contributing factor.

HERGOTT LAW - Hit & Run Duties

Hergott Law logoIf you are the victim of a hit & run collision, one of your duties is to make reasonable efforts to identify the driver that hit you. Failing to do this may allow ICBC to refuse your claim. Paul examines Mr. Ghuman's actions after the crash and ICBC's position on what he should have done in the context of the Supreme Court decision.

ICBC - Telematics for New Drivers Pilot

ICBC LogoDo you have less than 5 years of driving experience and hold a BC Driver's licence? If you are interested in taking part in a driver telematics pilot project ICBC is accepting up to 7,000 volunteers to see if using telematics will make you a safer driver.

The ICBC "Dumpster Fire"

ICBC LogoICBC premiums are rising! The corporation is losing billions, we have to get costs under control! Let's put out the ICBC dumpster fire by reducing what we pay out in claims, but assure crash victims that they will be properly taken care of.

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