Saving ICBC Money
It sounds bizarre, but I enjoy watching crash scenes taken by dash cams on Youtube. Maybe enjoy is the wrong word, but “interesting” seems a bit dull. One of the major things I have discovered is that a very large majority of crashes occur when someone is making a left hand turn. A very large percentage. I am sure police would have stats on that.
I would like to suggest that ICBC, yourself or anyone else with a recognized voice, put forward the suggestion that left hand turns be minimized as much as possible. The concept of coming to a full stop, in the middle of a urban road, or much worse, on a highway, just seems silly. Idiots that cross a double solid line should be ticketed more often. I know, it’s legal in certain circumstances.
Another way to save ICBC money, is to restrict the use of trucks in certain areas… yeah, I can hear the screaming already. Unfortunately, hitting a truck from behind can cause a major cost expense, unlike hitting a car. These units often have raised rear end, without a metal blocking bar (like the big trucks to prevent cars from driving under the tailgate), and they most often have a trailer receiver sticking out the back, inviting serious damage with just a simple bump.
I always thought the there was a maximum height that bumpers need to be. Are trucks under a different set of rules? Do trucks over a certain height need a crash bar”
Many years ago, my wife hit one of these raised units which had a hitch at about 5 kph, and the “spear-like” hitch went thru the grill and destroyed both the air conditioner cooler and the main radiator. This should have been just a minor event, but it cost ICBC almost $2000.00. The repair shop felt that this damage was excessive, given hat the truck had no damage, and the rest of the car remained pristine. What a waste!
Exposed hitches should be illegal. No whining about how long it takes to put one on.
Maybe all of us can help reduce the massive overspending by ICBC by a few signs and some common sense .