Letters to the Editor

Letter: Bad drivers push ICBC rates up

To the editor:

It was with great interest when I read the letter to the editor from Michael Kittmer on the cost of insurance for driving in B.C. (Good Drivers are Lumped in With Bad, Sept. 12 Capital News)

I do not blame ICBC for this, I blame the drivers. After all where else can one speed, run stop signs, follow too close, ignore school zones, use a phone, get drunk and make a complete ass of oneself for so little?

I see the result of these things each day and wonder if I am missing the boat as I am paying the same amount for the right to “use” our roads and I use the word “use” very loosely.

I find that drivers in the USA do not do the same as the ‘cowboys’ do here as they would not get away with it. I also know that drivers in other provinces get a rebate when they have a year’s accident-free driving.

Now I see why we pay so much for insurance here.

As they are now asking to raise the speed limit on the roads, I surely do know that we don’t have to ask the question: Are we there yet?

Ron Barnard,

West Kelowna

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