Pay-as-you-drive pricing in British Columbia: backgrounder

Pay-As-You-Drive (PAYD) pricing means that a vehicle's insurance premiums and registration fees are based directly on the amount it is driven. PAYD is an innovative, fair, cost-effective, easy way to increase transport system efficiency, providing many environmental, social and health benefits. PAYD pricing is particularly appropriate in British Columbia (BC), Canada, as an emission reduction strategy. As opposed to many other approaches, it has no technological, financial or practical barriers, and could be implemented in time to help meet Kyoto targets. This short paper describes PAYD, summarizes its history in BC, and describes how PAYD pricing can help achieve provincial objectives.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Victoria Transport Policy Institute

    Victoria, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Litman, T
  • Publication Date: 2007-10


  • English

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  • Pagination: 10p

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  • Accession Number: 01385002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:28PM