Last week, British Columbia’s Attorney General, David Eby, gave remarks
that suggest the government is contemplating traffic tickets resulting in an increase in insurance rates. The Attorney General cites a survey
, conducted by the Provincial Government, which found that there was overwhelming support for the idea that high risk drivers should pay more for their insurance.
At first blush, having a traffic ticket affect your insurance rates may seem like a step in the right direction toward solving ICBC’s financial problems and promoting road safety, but this idea is deeply flawed in several respects. Here’s why.