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    The real reason for ICBC's 'distracted driving' propaganda

    To justify another rate hike of course

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...onth-1.2747244

    what's that you say? a massively profitable government run monopoly shouldn't jack rates as a de facto tax increase that will only really impact the working middle class.

    or did you say that they shouldn't spend huge amounts of dollars on a publicity campaign backed up by no reliable data.

    malarkey. it's all your fault for talking on your phone while driving. unless you did it hands free while eating a burger and getting a hummer. that's cool.
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    That's counter to what the Transportation Minister said; he said they raised speed limits because accidents were down.
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    Are the 88 people killed annually by distracted driving also making injury claims, or how does that work?
    Of course if you're young, and out drinking, whoring, and toking till all hours on a Saturday nite, forget about it.

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    huh. if only there was some sort of emerging technology that could help eliminate distracted driving altogether, vastly reduce accidents, and eventually lower insurance premiums. hrm. "if only"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DNAspark99 View Post
    huh. if only there was some sort of emerging technology that could help eliminate distracted driving altogether, vastly reduce accidents, and eventually lower insurance premiums. hrm. "if only"....
    I do wonder how automated driving will change our world. I suspect it'll be for the better, but some of the compromises will definitely take time getting used to. The next twenty years will be very interesting.

    I'm curious to see what will happen to ICBC and similar insurance companies when vehicle accidents drop to near zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerunt View Post
    I'm curious to see what will happen to ICBC and similar insurance companies when vehicle accidents drop to near zero.
    Yeah, I'm a bit more than curious - I'm actively encouraging and eagerly awaiting it!

    There WILL be a backlash. For example, the California DMV just told Google that they still require steering wheels and pedals in the 'GoogleCars' to quell those all-too-human fears of an 'unpredictable loss of control'....
    "I dread beyond all else the growth of the petty tyranny of restrictive legislation, the transference of disciplinary authority from the judiciary to the constabulary, the abandonment of every constitutional safeguard of individual liberty."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerunt View Post
    I do wonder how automated driving will change our world. I suspect it'll be for the better, but some of the compromises will definitely take time getting used to. The next twenty years will be very interesting.

    I'm curious to see what will happen to ICBC and similar insurance companies when vehicle accidents drop to near zero.


    They'll just sell you wildly overpriced "basic" and comprehensive coverages against fire and theft.
    Of course if you're young, and out drinking, whoring, and toking till all hours on a Saturday nite, forget about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNAspark99 View Post
    Yeah, I'm a bit more than curious - I'm actively encouraging and eagerly awaiting it!

    There WILL be a backlash. For example, the California DMV just told Google that they still require steering wheels and pedals in the 'GoogleCars' to quell those all-too-human fears of an 'unpredictable loss of control'....
    Not surprising at all. I think that's mostly because it's a new and (in the public's eyes) unproven technology. It's scary. I think it's inevitable for these fears will subside and the tech will (over time) become part of our daily lives - especially when the older generations pass out of any power.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saskford View Post
    They'll just sell you wildly overpriced "basic" and comprehensive coverages against fire and theft.
    ICBC is already doing that in face of competition from private insurers. I think that over time (as automated vehicles become the status quo) they'll have no choice but to lower premiums.
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    does this count as a racket? is ICBC just a no good racketeer?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racket_(crime)

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_grewal52 View Post
    does this count as a racket? is ICBC just a no good racketeer?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racket_(crime)

    > A racket is a service that is fraudulently offered to solve a problem, such as for a problem that does not actually exist, that will not be put into effect, or that would not otherwise exist if the racket were not to exist.
    Unfortunately horribly inept and otherwise distracted drivers are an all too real problem.
    "I dread beyond all else the growth of the petty tyranny of restrictive legislation, the transference of disciplinary authority from the judiciary to the constabulary, the abandonment of every constitutional safeguard of individual liberty."

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    They had a 4 billion dollar surplus a year ago and were denied a rate hike. I expect the same this time around.
    Quote Originally Posted by DNAspark99 View Post
    Unfortunately horribly inept and otherwise distracted drivers are an all too real problem.

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    Sounds like they're trying to make up for all the refunds they just handed out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Islesfan91 View Post
    They had a 4 billion dollar surplus a year ago and were denied a rate hike. I expect the same this time around.
    They have no surplus, they gave that money to the government to buy poodle statues.

    So they now have no money.
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    what was the topic again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwilo View Post
    They have no surplus, they gave that money to the government to buy poodle statues.

    So they now have no money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saskford View Post
    Are the 88 people killed annually by distracted driving also making injury claims, or how does that work?
    If someone mows you down and kills you while texting in their car... what do you think will happen with your estate?
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