ICBC to submit a Request For Information (RFI) on options for hazard perception training and testing

20 Feb 2019

On February 19, 2019, ICBC put out a public Request For Information (RFI) on products, platforms and services that are available to train and test for driver hazard perception.

Hazard perception is a driver’s ability to anticipate a driving hazard early enough to modify their actions and potentially avoid a crash. Other jurisdictions and insurance companies have found some positive results in crash reduction using hazard perception testing for new drivers.

ICBC wants to understand what is out there and what is proving effective. We can then understand how to potentially adapt and develop hazard perception training and testing to enhance our driver licensing programs in British Columbia.

At the moment, ICBC is only looking to see what is available and have no concrete plans to implement any new testing or training. The RFI will assist ICBC in identifying our options as we continue to look at ways to improve road safety, reduce crashes and mitigate claims costs.

If we decide to take next steps as a result of the RFI, we’ll be sure to communicate with the driver training community.

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