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
How we set insurance premiums
If you have frequent or serious driving convictions resulting from violations, your premium costs for Collision and Extended Third Party Liability coverages may be impacted.
For more information, read the
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 as of October 1, 2021:
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
Book an appointment to visit any ICBC
driver licensing office. At your appointment, let them know you’d like to give up your licence to reduce your premium.
When your chosen length of time has passed,
call us to confirm the amount owing.
Reapply for your licence by booking an appointment at an ICBC driver licensing office.
Pay what is owed on your Driver Risk Premium as well as the fee to have your licence re-issued.