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?