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Driver Risk Premium

Find out if you are affected by the Driver Risk Premium and how much you may have to pay.

You'll pay a Driver Risk Premium if you have at least one of the following:

  • one or more driving-related Criminal Code convictions

  • one or more 10-point Motor Vehicle Act convictions

  • one or more excessive speeding convictions

  • two or more roadside suspensions/prohibitions

  • two or more convictions over a three-year period for using an electronic device while driving

Changes coming to help make rates more fair

ICBC is working with the provincial government on a number of changes to make insurance fairer for all British Columbians. As part of these changes the amounts charged for the Driver Risk Premium and Driver Penalty Point Premium have increased. Listed below are the new premiums that take effect November 1, 2018. 

Find out more about how we're making rates more fair.

How the Driver Risk Premium is calculated

Each year just prior to your assessment date (which is usually your date of birth) we review your driving record for offences in the previous three years.

You receive only one DRP invoice per year, but each driving offence may impact DRP billings for more than one year, depending on the rest of your driving record in a three-year period.

The Driver Risk Premium (DRP), like Driver Penalty Points (DPP), is separate from Autoplan insurance premiums. They are billed even if you don't own or insure a vehicle.

Premium amounts

This table shows the DRP amounts you may have to pay for different types of driving offences. 


Conviction count

Criminal Code of
Canada convictions

Roadside suspensions
/prohibitions

Use of an electronic device while driving

Excess Speed                

1

$1,086

 


​$384

2

$4,512

$444

$444

$444

3

$9,792

$516

$516

​$516

4

$17,472

$588

$588

​$588

5

$28,800

$672

$642

​$672

6

$28,800

$768

$768

​$768

7

$28,800

$888

$888

​$888

8

$28,800

$1,020

$1,020

​$1,020

9

$28,800

$1,176

$1,176

​$1,176

10

$28,800

$1,356

$1,356

​$1,356

Amounts continue to increase for more than 10 convictions.

Ways you can save money

There are two ways you can reduce the cost of your Driver Risk Premium (DRP). Give up your driver's licence for:

  • your entire billing period and your DRP premium could be eliminated. Contact us to discuss further.
  • at least 30 days during your billing period and your Driver Risk Premium can be reduced.

Steps to get your reduction

  1. Go to a driver licensing office and let them know you’d like to give up your licence to reduce your premium.
  2. When your chosen length of time has passed, call us to confirm the amount owing.
  3. Return to a driver licensing office to reapply for your licence.
  4. Pay what is owed on your Driver Risk Premium as well as the fee to have your licence re-issued. 

More information

If you have questions about the Driver Risk Premium, your driving record or your amount owing, please contact us.​