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#821 LJ

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Posted 15 November 2022 - 07:55 PM

The only thing with my scenario is the damage was caused by a passager getting out of the car not the driver so not sure how that works.

 

That was the case in my instance too, driver is responsible.


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#822 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 04:47 AM

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#823 Mike K.

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Posted 09 August 2023 - 01:39 PM

Chalk this up to yet another ‘obviously.’

West Shore RCMP:

The West Shore RCMP has experienced a dramatic rise in uninsured vehicles on the roadway.

In July 2023, the West Shore RCMP Traffic Unit issued 65 tickets for driving without vehicle insurance as compared to 21 tickets for driving without vehicle insurance in July 2022.

Throughout the past year we have seen a steady increase in the number of vehicles on the roadway that do not have vehicle insurance. Police believe this is partly due to licence plate validation decals no longer being required as of May 2022.

“Our police vehicles are equipped with Automated Licence Plate Recognition technology. ALPR has the ability to scan licence plates while officers are patrolling and it alerts them to a vehicle that is violating driving laws within its vicinity, no insurance is among these alerts said Cpl. Mike Jacobson, West Shore RCMP Traffic Enforcement unit.

If you are caught with no vehicle insurance, you can be fined $598 and your vehicle may be towed. Even worse than receiving a ticket for no insurance, is being involved in a collision when you do not have insurance. This could result in you being sued and held liable for damages.

We strongly encourage motorists to ensure they have the proper insurance on their vehicles. You can further protect yourself by making sure you have uninsured motorist coverage.

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#824 Ismo07

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Posted 09 August 2023 - 02:20 PM

Chalk this up to yet another ‘obviously.’

West Shore RCMP:

The West Shore RCMP has experienced a dramatic rise in uninsured vehicles on the roadway.

In July 2023, the West Shore RCMP Traffic Unit issued 65 tickets for driving without vehicle insurance as compared to 21 tickets for driving without vehicle insurance in July 2022.

Throughout the past year we have seen a steady increase in the number of vehicles on the roadway that do not have vehicle insurance. Police believe this is partly due to licence plate validation decals no longer being required as of May 2022.

“Our police vehicles are equipped with Automated Licence Plate Recognition technology. ALPR has the ability to scan licence plates while officers are patrolling and it alerts them to a vehicle that is violating driving laws within its vicinity, no insurance is among these alerts said Cpl. Mike Jacobson, West Shore RCMP Traffic Enforcement unit.

If you are caught with no vehicle insurance, you can be fined $598 and your vehicle may be towed. Even worse than receiving a ticket for no insurance, is being involved in a collision when you do not have insurance. This could result in you being sued and held liable for damages.

We strongly encourage motorists to ensure they have the proper insurance on their vehicles. You can further protect yourself by making sure you have uninsured motorist coverage.

 

The biggest problem here was, the cameras to check plates as they drove around were not ready.  I'm actually surprised they have them now.  I'm not sure all detachments do at this time.  I also love how people who haven't gotten their insurance will think they are the victims.  I'm shocked the fine is so low to be honest.


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#825 Mike K.

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Posted 09 August 2023 - 02:45 PM

Me too. It should be punitive to such a degree that you wouldn’t dare do it.
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Posted 09 August 2023 - 04:55 PM

ICBC should make online renewals a little less tedious. 


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#827 sebberry

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Posted 09 August 2023 - 04:57 PM

The biggest problem here was, the cameras to check plates as they drove around were not ready.  

 

Speaking of cameras, did the CoV get permission from the OSMV to install blinky red lights for the cameras on the automated parking enforcement vehicles?


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Posted 09 August 2023 - 05:20 PM

ICBC should make online renewals a little less tedious.


Wish I could renew my trailer. Silly that I can’t.
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#829 LJ

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Posted 09 August 2023 - 07:11 PM

I moved my rear plate, with expired decals on it, to the front of the vehicle so overzealous US police don't keep pulling me over.


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#830 sebberry

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Posted 10 August 2023 - 07:15 AM

Wish I could renew my trailer. Silly that I can’t.

 

You can't make any policy changes online either, or even buy a temporary operating permit.  It's silly.  


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#831 Mike K.

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Posted 10 August 2023 - 07:17 AM

Yes, it absolutely is.

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#832 Matt R.

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Posted 10 August 2023 - 12:29 PM

Can’t renew a jointly owned vehicle either. Weird.

#833 vortoozo

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Posted 10 August 2023 - 09:48 PM

Yes, it absolutely is.

 

I'm pretty sure when they first launched online renewals, you could. But I did notice that I could not make changes last time around.



#834 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 May 2024 - 09:56 AM

The ICBC basic rate will remain the same for a sixth year and rebates of $110 will be sent to all eligible customers starting later this month, Premier David Eby said Wednesday.

The freeze will be in place until March 31, 2026, although drivers found to be at fault in crashes could still see hikes.

The last increase in basic insurance, which is mandatory on every registered vehicle in B.C., was in 2019.

https://www.timescol...th-year-8715770

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#835 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 May 2024 - 08:14 AM

To protest the lack of independent oversight and the transparent vote-buying underway in Premier David Eby’s Wednesday announcement, I will be returning the upcoming $110 ICBC rebate as a matter of conscience.

 

Just kidding.

 

Of course I’ll take it. So will everyone else. Who’s going to argue over a free gas fill-up?

 

The money will start pouring into the accounts of 3.6 million customers shortly, and the NDP hopes it will create subliminal warm feelings that will glow until voting day this October.

 

There’s just one detail about how they are accomplishing this that might concern a few theoreticians.

 

It’s the fact they are jamming it through with zero oversight, even though there’s a nominally independent agency that is supposed to scrutinize ideas like this.

And they’re doing that for the fourth time.

 

A cabinet order coming very shortly will send the rebate idea to the B.C. Utilities Commission and give it 10 days to review whether this is the best possible use of $400 million.

 

Then it has to say “yes.”

 

They’ll barely have time to buy a new rubber stamp for all the approval forms.

 

It has been a set piece in the government playbook, no matter which party is in power. They take turns subverting independent oversight and ordering up BCUC approvals as needed.

 

A background briefing prior to Wednesday’s announcement provided a refreshingly straightforward explanation of the rationale. It was explained that the Supreme Court of Canada has repeatedly confirmed that there are limits to the independence of tribunals and commissions like the BCUC.

 

They have quasi-judicial functions, but “they operate ultimately as part of the executive branch of government under the mandate of the legislature,” an official said.

ICBC was made subject to the commission’s oversight in 2003, and the bypass route has had lots of traffic.

 

“Every government has exercised this authority from time to time,” said the official.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...says-so-8719556


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 09 May 2024 - 08:15 AM.


#836 Nparker

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Posted 09 May 2024 - 08:32 AM

...the Supreme Court of Canada has repeatedly confirmed that there are limits to the independence of tribunals and commissions like the BCUC...

So if they only exist for "show" or to add an extra layer of bureaucracy, why do we bother with them at all? I suppose they fool some people into believing there is transparency/checks & balances in our political system.



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Posted 19 May 2024 - 05:36 AM

Cyclist left quadraplegic after crash says ICBC savings are built on backs of crash victims

Victoria lawyer Tim Schober says no-fault insurance helped turn ICBC’s financial fortunes around, but victims like him are paying the price


https://www.timescol...victims-8765407

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 May 2024 - 05:36 AM.


#838 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 June 2024 - 05:05 AM

Greater Victoria man awarded $2.9 million in personal injury case

 

Three separate car crashes led to chronic pain, deep depression and a reduced capacity to work in his physically demanding job.


#839 lanforod

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Posted 04 June 2024 - 10:04 AM

^ would that be possible today, since those accidents occured prior to the ICBC changes?



#840 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 June 2024 - 10:05 AM

^ would that be possible today, since those accidents occured prior to the ICBC changes?

 

No.



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