Top 10 Excuses for No Insurance

Southeast District, BC Highway Patrol

2024-01-22 09:51 PST

BC Highway Patrol - Kootenay has found a shocking number of drivers operating vehicles without valid insurance. From December 1, 2023, to January 11, 2024, BC Highway Patrol - Kootenay has located 177 drivers operating uninsured vehicles. Each driver received a violation ticket for no insurance for $598 dollars.

As a result, BC Highway Patrol has compiled the top 10 excuses encountered:

Drivers should think about the risks of operating without insurance which include paying a significant fine, being financially responsible for a collision, and expensive towing costs, says the Officer in Charge of Kootenay Highway Patrol, Inspector Chad Badry. There is a risk of a driver’s license suspension or increased sanctions in court for repeat offences.

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Our advice to registered owners and drivers:

Insurance can often be renewed online or over the phone. Do not drive the uninsured vehicle to the insurance broker to renew. Arrange a ride with a friend or find alternative transportation if driving to renew your insurance is your only option. Taking the bus, rideshare or taxi is cheaper than a $598-dollar violation ticket and towing costs.

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Cpl. Melissa Jongema

Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-5761


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