First off, if your comment is something along the line of "do the crime, do the time" or "you should have gone to ICBC in person"; please feel free to keep them to yourself.
I've been back and forth with ICBC regarding my ticket dispute that they refuse to register because of the postmark date being more than 30 days from ticket date (the postmark was 32 days).
I had to apply for a late dispute through the provincial courts citing the same reason that I did mail my dispute notice within the allowed time frame of 30 days. The JP agreed and registered my dispute.
I brought this matter up with ICBC by informing them of the mail box rule as explicitly given on the back of the ticket which was also backed up by the Offense Act subsection 15(4).
The response I get from ICBC is that the postmark rule is their policy which has been in place for the last 15 years. End of story.
I'm not arguing on which method better, either postmark rule or mail box rule. However, this does create confusion by giving contradicting rules for the public to follow.
I've ask them to further clarify, but they are very good at ignoring my questions and ramble on something else.
I find their attitude towards this is quite arrogant as ICBC urges everyone to abide by the rules of law, but they openly ignores them as they see fit.
Not too sure if anything will come out of this, maybe a $15 refund for my late dispute fee?