Improving Everything Except Drivers

DriveSmartBC LogoI'm becoming paranoid when I drive. I know how easy it is to make a mistake because even though I am paying attention and trying not to, I make them. Watching others while I'm driving impresses on me that I'm not alone. Sometimes it is difficult to decide if it is a genuine error or simply a case of not being bothered to drive well, but I suspect that there is a lot of the latter taking place on our roads.

The insurance costs of collisions have become too high to bear, so our politicians have solved that problem for us by removing our ability to sue for damages in most cases. Instead, ICBC will provide "enhanced accident benefits" and will be able to avoid the expense of trials. There have been some reports of claims difficulties already, but it remains to be seen if they are simply the result of getting used to a new system or not.

I'm a cynic, ICBC is not there to represent your interests, like any other insurance company they simply want to settle your claim fairly for the least cost staying in compliance with the framework created by our government.

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