An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
AUTO INSURANCE is going up yet again — about $130 a year including both basic and optional insurance, according to an ICBC announcement yesterday.
The insurer blames it on more crashes, more claims and higher costs.
B.C. Attorney General David Eby says things are in the works to stop rates from going up even more.
For example, red light cameras at intersections will be activated 24 hours a day instead of six. As well, safety improvements will be made to the worst intersections.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. His editorials are published regularly on CFJC Today and he appears Wednesdays on the CFJC-TV evening news with his Armchair Mayor commentary. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.