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Former B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Barry Penner has been replaced as ICBC board chair with former NDP cabinet minister Joy MacPhail. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Looking under the hood of ICBC’s war on crashes

Is our accident rate really soaring, or is it inefficiency?

Former B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Barry Penner has been replaced as ICBC board chair with former NDP cabinet minister Joy MacPhail. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Bauxite aggregate surfacing is used for bicycle lanes in Sammamish, WA. The high-friction surfacing treatment is being applied to ramps and intersections in B.C. (DBI Services)

Safety surfacing coming to high-crash B.C. roads

Coating coming to 14 sites in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Bauxite aggregate surfacing is used for bicycle lanes in Sammamish, WA. The high-friction surfacing treatment is being applied to ramps and intersections in B.C. (DBI Services)
ICBC is reminding parents and drivers to watch out for kids as they go back to school. File photo

Back to school: VicPD and ICBC warn drivers to slow down

Speed enforcement campaign begins Tuesday morning ticketing drivers who exceed 30 km/hr in school zones

ICBC is reminding parents and drivers to watch out for kids as they go back to school. File photo
A high speed rear-end crash closed southbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway and sent five people to hospital in July. There have been more than 160 accidents between June and August, according to the West Shore RCMP. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire)

West Shore RCMP sees spike in car crashes in recent months

ICBC campaign puts onus on drivers to fix bad habits

A high speed rear-end crash closed southbound traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway and sent five people to hospital in July. There have been more than 160 accidents between June and August, according to the West Shore RCMP. (Photo courtesy of View Royal Fire)
ICBC is seeing a steep increase in accident and injury claims. (Terry Farrell/Black Press)

ICBC moves to tighten driver discount rules

Still in red $1.3 billion, next year’s rate increase not yet known

ICBC is seeing a steep increase in accident and injury claims. (Terry Farrell/Black Press)
Intersection camera in Vancouver records pickup truck running red light, generating a ticket that is mailed to the registered owner. (ICBC)

B.C. red-light cameras now live around the clock

Red-light runners get tickets in the mail, speeders to be added later

Intersection camera in Vancouver records pickup truck running red light, generating a ticket that is mailed to the registered owner. (ICBC)
ICBC encourages people who have held their driver’s licence for some time to take a refresher test online. Results from the quiz revealed that over 40 per cent of drivers would fail their learner’s licence test. File photo

40% of B.C. drivers fail ICBC refresher course: results

Crosswalk, school zone and road obstruction signs confuse; texting and driving questions a breeze

ICBC encourages people who have held their driver’s licence for some time to take a refresher test online. Results from the quiz revealed that over 40 per cent of drivers would fail their learner’s licence test. File photo
Windshield repairs covered by ICBC are a major portion of glass shops’ business. (Wikimedia Commons)

Windshield shops hit by new ICBC regulations

ICBC rejects claim glass rates haven’t changed in 20 years

Windshield repairs covered by ICBC are a major portion of glass shops’ business. (Wikimedia Commons)
ICBC is preparing to increase rates for drivers with at-fault accidents. (Black Press files)

ICBC bad driver crackdown popular with public, survey finds

Driver penalty increases expected to take effect this fall

ICBC is preparing to increase rates for drivers with at-fault accidents. (Black Press files)
ICBC projects deficit of $1.3 billion as growth in injury claims and costs piles up. (Black Press files)

ICBC reform aims to slow rising car insurance costs

‘Pain and suffering’ payouts to be capped, major injury limit to double

ICBC projects deficit of $1.3 billion as growth in injury claims and costs piles up. (Black Press files)
A Ferrari after a crash in Australia. A similar incident in B.C. resulted in an ICBC payout of nearly $800,000 for repairs. (Flickr)

Exotic cars aren’t a drain on ICBC, David Eby says

Auto body repairs, legal bills pushing up vehicle insurance rates

A Ferrari after a crash in Australia. A similar incident in B.C. resulted in an ICBC payout of nearly $800,000 for repairs. (Flickr)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby. (Black Press files)

Safe driver discounts, lending vehicles to young drivers under scrutiny for ICBC

At-fault accident could cost you for 10 years, instead of three

B.C. Attorney General David Eby. (Black Press files)
Accident rates and ICBC injury payouts have risen sharply in B.C. in recent years. (Black Press files)

ICBC cash reserves fall below B.C. government requirements

Attorney General David Eby changes rules to allow rate increase to be considered

Accident rates and ICBC injury payouts have risen sharply in B.C. in recent years. (Black Press files)
Attorney General David Eby (Black Press)

VIDEO: ICBC report should have been released, Eby says

B.C. government capping minor injury awards five years later

Attorney General David Eby (Black Press)
Attorney General David Eby announces an overhaul of ICBC claims, Feb. 6, 2018. (Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Fixing the real problem at ICBC

Car insurance ‘dumpster fire’ mainly lawyer fees, neglected serious injuries

Attorney General David Eby announces an overhaul of ICBC claims, Feb. 6, 2018. (Black Press)
ICBC chair Joy MacPhail (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

ICBC to cap pain and suffering payouts to stem car insurance losses

Limit on pain and suffering, increased care for major injuries

ICBC chair Joy MacPhail (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Attorney General David Eby (Black Press)

ICBC in ‘financial dumpster fire’: minister

Attorney General David Eby says body shop costs rising along with crashes, claims

Attorney General David Eby (Black Press)
Accident rate is up, and injury claims, especially older claims that started out as minor. (Black Press files)

ICBC projects deficit of $1.3 billion this year

‘Massive growth’ in injury claims costs piling up

Accident rate is up, and injury claims, especially older claims that started out as minor. (Black Press files)
Hans Helgesen Elementary school students Soleil Steffes (right to left), Sophia Charles-Meers and Damarkus Charles show off the posters they coloured for ICBC’s Think of Me campaign. As part of the campaign, the West Shore RCMP’s traffic unit handed out the cards to drivers by Hans Helgesen and Ruth King Elementary in Langford on Tuesday, reminding them to slow down in school zones. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

ICBC speed campaign shows drivers what’s at stake

West Shore RCMP hand out elementary school students’ drawings to drivers

Hans Helgesen Elementary school students Soleil Steffes (right to left), Sophia Charles-Meers and Damarkus Charles show off the posters they coloured for ICBC’s Think of Me campaign. As part of the campaign, the West Shore RCMP’s traffic unit handed out the cards to drivers by Hans Helgesen and Ruth King Elementary in Langford on Tuesday, reminding them to slow down in school zones. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Injury claims, not collision repairs, are the biggest pressure on ICBC rates. (Black Press files)

ICBC overbilling for crash repairs not the problem, dealers say

Collision repair shops reject union claim of inflated costs

Injury claims, not collision repairs, are the biggest pressure on ICBC rates. (Black Press files)