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ICBC - Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT)

ICBC LogoSeptember 1, 2021 saw the implementation of a new website location and design for ICBC's driver training information. Of interest on the new site is information on teaching the new Class 1 driver Mandatory Entry Level Training known as MELT. There are already a number of driving schools that are offering MELT training and they can be found here.

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS - Limited Insurance Benefits

ICBC LogoThe August 14, 2021 edition of Global News Back on the Beat examines how the recent changes to ICBC coverage has resulted in significant difficulties for vulnerable road users, cyclists and pedestrians, if they are involved in a crash. John Daly speaks with David Hay QC, a personal injury lawyer and three cyclists who were hurt in a crash with a vehicle.

NEWS - BC Auto Insurance Changes Effective May 1, 2021

BC LogoMajor changes to the way auto insurance in BC functions took place without fanfare on May 1. According to a summary outlining the key changes on the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP web site, you will no longer be able to take legal action for most motor vehicle collision claims.

CASE LAW - Chamberlin v ICBC

BC Courts Coat of ArmsTyler Chamberlin is suing ICBC over a hit and run collision alleged to have occurred on July 19, 2018 in Nanaimo. He was riding his bicycle and claims to have been struck by a car whose driver failed to remain at the scene. He says that he suffered both physical and emotional injury.

Q&A - Intersection Safety Camera Evidence

red light camera signI’m hoping you can point me in the right direction. My daughter was grazed by a driver who sped through a red light, to be honest she feels if she’d have been walking any faster she’d have been hit and likely killed due to the speed at which the car was traveling.

This happened at the intersection of Union Rd and Glenmore Rd in Kelowna, at exactly 10:45 pm as she walked to catch a bus.

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.

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