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
As of March 2018, you'll also pay a Driver Risk Premium if you have two or more distracted driving convictions. Find out more about changes coming to Driver Risk Premium (B.C. Government press release).
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
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.
This table shows the DRP amounts you may have to pay for different types of driving offences.
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
When your chosen length of time has passed,
to confirm the amount owing.
Return to a driver licensing office to reapply for your licence.
Pay what is owed on your Driver Risk Premium as well as the fee to have your licence re-issued.