scons· Premium Member
Ah,the delights of what's left of Pax BrittanicaI just renewed mine today and guess where?
Here in the fiefdom of British Columbia Canada I had to go to ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) which is a Crown Corporation meaning that the Gubernment has little control over it other than seeing that the books balance.
Our licences are issued by State Transport depts for up to 5 years, but 3rd party personal accident insurance is available from commercial companies, billed on the vehicle registration notice from the transport dept & paid to that dept. ie can't get rego without 3rd party ins. ins premium is regulated by the state so there is little variance in the cost of the compulsory cover. Of course, the state then levies stamp duty on the insurance just for good luck
ps got a shock when registering the gl1500. Rego rates are on number of cylinders - effectively same as car rates