VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - ICBC is suing car thieves. The corporation has launched a new program called No Free Ride, which aims to deter auto theft and recover the costs associated with those crimes. Some cases have already worked their way through the courts. A judge has already ordred one car thief to pay ICBC $100,000. The corporation's Doug Henderson says thieves are being take to civil court, and that a civil judgement remains in place for 20 years. They recognize that some people may not be able to pay the money back right away but over time, they are going to want auto insurance. And they're not going to get any of that until they pay what they owe to ICBC. Henderson says the corporation is confident the money spent on this program is worth it. He says for car thieves who turn their lives around, ICBC is willing to work-out a repayment schedule. The standard for judgement in civil court is lower than that in criminal court, meaning you don't have to be convicted of stealing a vehicle for ICBC to file suit.
what do you think?..is this gonna work?..does this cover motorcycles too?.