I see on TV the other night that we are served up yet another case of ICBC arrogance.
A woman’s car is rear-ended whilst the vehicle she is driving is stationary at a stop sign, and somehow, ICBC makes it an 50/50 claim.
Through its own legion of in-house lawyers they fight her claim in court and win on the grounds that the road was oily! So, next rear-ender I’m involved in, I can use this lame brain excuse?
ICBC has a penchant for making claims 50/50 responsibility so it can make both drivers pay the deductible. The cost of repairs are the same regardless, so this is ICBC’s way of cutting cost.
This, on top of huge bonuses and raises they have given themselves and over $500 million to the B.C. government coffers.
This is a corporation in direct conflict of interest. It must be abolished as is, as it has become nothing more than an extension to your government’s tax collection system.
ICBC was originated with the idea of fair policies and reasonable rates. Clearly, both have long been abandoned by ICBC’s top brass (or is that gold?).
And, by the way, the smug English guy they have as a spokesman comes over as uncaring and arrogant, and is doing nothing to help ICBC’s image.
Time to get rid of ICBC in it’s current corrupt form and give B.C. drivers truly fair treatment.
Colin Atkinson, Aldergrove