Editor: ICBC has just sent out its driver risk premium letters. Apparently, these letters were to be distributed to five percent of the driving community, or 120,000 people.
I have received one. My last speeding ticket was over two years ago, and I have also had one no-seatbelt ticket.
I called a representative at ICBC immediately after opening the letter. She joked and said, I am the “127,000th caller today,” Her supervisor was busy calming a man who had one speeding ticket on his record in the last three years.
The woman helping me was unsure why each person was chosen to get a letter, hinting that more than 120,000 were sent out.
I have a hard time believing that my driving record puts me in the worst five percent of drivers in B.C. I am, however, male and between the ages of 18 and 25. I also drive a small, Acura sports car that is classified as high risk, and thus, my insurance rate is adjusted accordingly.
I hope that these facts were not a determining factor in why I received this threatening, insulting letter.
I’m tired of our not-for-profit automobile insurance provider pushing us around. ICBC is simply not working. I urge all others to look into alternative vehicle insurance options.