If you think distracted driving isn’t costing you money, think again. The Insurance Corp. of B.C. plans to ask the B.C. Utilities Commission for a 5.2-per-cent increase to basic insurance rates, citing distracted driving injury claims as a top reason.
According to ICBC, “Distracted driving is now the second-leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C., with an average of 88 people killed each year, and the leading cause of rear-end crashes, which often result in injuries.”