Burnaby, British Columbia – The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) Insurance is rewarding commuters who leave their cars at home. The company’s “Evenings and Weekends” auto insurance plan, the first in B.C., offers a 15 per cent discount on collision premiums for those who leave their cars at home when commuting.

The discount is available only on BCAA’s Advantage Auto member-exclusive optional auto insurance. It is designed for customers who either work from home, or commute to work or school using an alternative form of transportation, such as walking, cycling or public transit. The company said that some other insurance firms offer a discount for hybrid vehicles, but this coverage applies regardless of the vehicle.

“At BCAA Insurance, we’re listening to customers who want environmentally-friendly products and want to be rewarded for ‘green’ behaviour,” said Heather Prizemann, BCAA Auto Insurance product manager. “With BCAA’s discount, saving the environment and saving money can go hand in hand.”

The policy is based on “utmost good faith”, and any customers covered under the plan who risk driving between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday will be subject to a higher deductible if they are in an at-fault collision during those times.

To celebrate the launch, BCAA is giving away a 2009 Toyota Prius hybrid. For details, visit BCAA.


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