Letter writer misinformed about ICBC

Mr. Atkinson’s recent letter contains a litany of misinformation regarding ICBC.

Editor:

Re: How can this be judged ‘fair’?, Aldergrove Star letters, page 7, August 24, 2011

Mr. Atkinson’s recent letter contains a litany of misinformation regarding ICBC.

First, the incident in question resulted in no liability being assessed against either driver – a finding that was upheld in B.C. Supreme Court and subsequently upheld by the Court of Appeal.

Second, in more than 95 per cent of claims one driver is found responsible – a determination of 50/50 liability happens occasionally, but not often.

Third, ICBC has been able to reduce both basic and optional rates over the past few years although our basic rates have been under pressure over the past year because of the increase in cost of bodily injury claims.

Fourth, we are about to embark on an extensive province-wide discussion with the people of B.C. to determine the fairest way of getting high-risk drivers to pay more than low-risk drivers.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve the way we operate and work very hard to provide our customers with the best service at the lowest possible cost.

Jon Schubert, ICBC President and CEO

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