Meanwhile, a provincial advisory group says shifting to a no-fault insurance scheme would save Alberta drivers an average of almost 10% on their auto insurance rates.

The Automobile Insurance Advisory Committee says eliminating costly lawsuits would also avoid a projected 20% hike in rates over the next two years.

The commission says a no-fault system, where drivers make claims regardless of who is to blame, would also mean injured people would receive earlier medical treatment and financial compensation, without the need to prove a negligent driver was at fault.