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Drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious during the Labour Day long weekend, when Vancouver Island sees, on average, more than 300 crashes each year. (Pixabay)

More than 300 crashes on Vancouver Island each Labour Day long weekend: ICBC

ICBC cautions drivers ahead of busy weekend on B.C. roads

Drivers are encouraged to be extra cautious during the Labour Day long weekend, when Vancouver Island sees, on average, more than 300 crashes each year. (Pixabay)
Emergency crews respond to two-vehicle accident on Highway 10 in Surrey, July 31, 2019. (Black Press Media)

B.C. vehicle insurance remains Canada’s costliest, industry group says

ICBC monopoly needs competition, Insurance Bureau of Canada argues

Emergency crews respond to two-vehicle accident on Highway 10 in Surrey, July 31, 2019. (Black Press Media)
ICBC is launching its new TechPilot project to gather data and help new drivers (Screenshot/ ICBC)

ICBC launches pilot app to track new drivers’ bad habits

7,000 participants needed for year-long project

ICBC is launching its new TechPilot project to gather data and help new drivers (Screenshot/ ICBC)
Smartphone app records infractions such as speeding, hard braking and picking up the phone. (ICBC)

ICBC starts sign-up for new driver smartphone pilot project

‘Techpilot’ device records speed, braking, distractions

Smartphone app records infractions such as speeding, hard braking and picking up the phone. (ICBC)
ICBC deals with hundreds of accident claims each week, with injuries and repair costs rising. (Black Press Media)

ICBC insurance renewals get more complicated this year

Crash history, driver risk prompt more reporting requirements

ICBC deals with hundreds of accident claims each week, with injuries and repair costs rising. (Black Press Media)
Rising accident rates and payout costs have ICBC expecting a $1 billion deficit this year. (Black Press files)

ICBC shifts to Alberta model, with higher rates, private insurers say

B.C. public insurance includes funding enforcement, driver licensing

Rising accident rates and payout costs have ICBC expecting a $1 billion deficit this year. (Black Press files)
The Victoria Police Department has officers stationed around Victoria today as ICBC and police from the Capital Region target distracted drivers. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

ICBC, police target distracted drivers in the Capital Region

More than 70 people die per year as a result of distracted driving

The Victoria Police Department has officers stationed around Victoria today as ICBC and police from the Capital Region target distracted drivers. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
ICBC now has the authority to strip someone of their driver’s license if child or spousal support payments haven’t been made. (File photo)

Late child support payments could void your driver’s license

ICBC now has the power to strip the licence of anyone owing child and spousal support payments

ICBC now has the authority to strip someone of their driver’s license if child or spousal support payments haven’t been made. (File photo)
Victorians aren’t used to the white stuff, so here are some snow tips to help drivers out. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

ICBC, Police release tips for drivers in snowy conditions

With snow on the roads pretend you have a hot pot of gravy on your lap - that’s probably a safe speed

Victorians aren’t used to the white stuff, so here are some snow tips to help drivers out. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Accident and injury claims continue to rise in B.C. (Black Press files)

B.C. limits ‘duelling’ expert witnesses in ICBC injury cases

David Eby says limits on experts for wage loss, future care

Accident and injury claims continue to rise in B.C. (Black Press files)
Former NDP cabinet minister Joy MacPhail was appointed to chair the ICBC board in 2017, as the corporation struggles with a deteriorating financial situation. (Black Press files)

ICBC expecting $1.18 billion annual loss as new injury caps take effect

Injury lawyers ramping up opposition to minor injury tribunal

Former NDP cabinet minister Joy MacPhail was appointed to chair the ICBC board in 2017, as the corporation struggles with a deteriorating financial situation. (Black Press files)
ICBC’s costs for injury settlements and lawsuits are a major part of its deficit. (Black Press files)

ICBC lowball injury offers aren’t driving up court costs, ministry says

B.C. auto insurance monopoly struggling with rising legal, settlement costs

ICBC’s costs for injury settlements and lawsuits are a major part of its deficit. (Black Press files)
Beginning drivers are more than five times more likely to be involved in a crash than those with 20 years of experience. (Black Press files)

Making B.C.’s inexperienced drivers smarter than their phones

ICBC expands ‘telematics’ pilot to track speeding, hard braking, distraction

Beginning drivers are more than five times more likely to be involved in a crash than those with 20 years of experience. (Black Press files)
ICBC is warning drivers and pedestrians of the high numbers of crashes in mall parking lots during the holiday season (Wikimedia Commons)

ICBC warns shoppers of the high-accident season at mall parking lots

Over 150,000 accidents happened in parking lots last year

ICBC is warning drivers and pedestrians of the high numbers of crashes in mall parking lots during the holiday season (Wikimedia Commons)
Sign crew installs new speed limit markers on Highway 97C in 2014. Limit for that highway has been returned to 110 km/h, but the main Coquihalla Highway limit remains at 120. (B.C. government)

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Sign crew installs new speed limit markers on Highway 97C in 2014. Limit for that highway has been returned to 110 km/h, but the main Coquihalla Highway limit remains at 120. (B.C. government)
Vehicle insurance rates that don’t adjust for younger drivers’ higher risk create an effective subsidy from older drivers to younger ones. (Fraser Institute)

Older B.C. drivers subsidizing younger ones, study finds

ICBC protects higher-risk drivers, pays for testing costs

Vehicle insurance rates that don’t adjust for younger drivers’ higher risk create an effective subsidy from older drivers to younger ones. (Fraser Institute)
ICBC president Nicholas Jiminez. (Black Press files)

Pay, bonuses for ICBC executives being reduced, David Eby says

Positions reviewed as management contracts expire

ICBC president Nicholas Jiminez. (Black Press files)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby has vowed to clean up the financial dumpster fire that is ICBC. (Black Press file photo)

Trio of former ICBC executives earned at total of more $1 million in 2017-18

Mark Blucher, former president and chief executive officer, received a total of $320,260.

B.C. Attorney General David Eby has vowed to clean up the financial dumpster fire that is ICBC. (Black Press file photo)
ICBC is reminding people to be careful on Halloween, as last year there were 950 accidents. (Pexels)

ICBC warns of high number of crashes on Halloween

In 2017 there were 140 crashes on Vancouver Island, resulting in 27 injuries

ICBC is reminding people to be careful on Halloween, as last year there were 950 accidents. (Pexels)
‘Repeat test fails’ clogging up the system, says ICBC

‘Repeat test fails’ clogging up the system, says ICBC

Increased driver education key to shorter wait times, safer roads

‘Repeat test fails’ clogging up the system, says ICBC