IN 2001, ICBC abandoned the idea of fixing windshield chips before they got too big and the entire windshield had to be replaced.
Sixteen years later, Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced this past week that — surprise — if you have comprehensive insurance, you can get your chips fixed starting this spring with no deductible. It could save ICBC $8 million a year.
I am surprised it took this long. I could never understand why ICBC made the determination in a previous lifetime to do away with chip repair. You used to go in, they put some kind of magical compound on the chip, and lo and behold, away it went.