The definition of when a vehicle becomes an antique has changed.
Before January 1st, it was any vehicle 30 years or older, and now SGI says the definition is that vehicles with the model year 1987 and older are antiques. Spokesperson with the Auto fund, Penny McCune, says at first the Antique Use class was for vintage vehicles that were used infrequently, for parades, special occasions or Sunday drives. However, more and more antique-registered vehicles are being driven for regular use and because they are insured at such a low cost, it doesn't adequately provide for the injury and liability claim payouts if there is an accident. The number of vehicles registered as antique in Saskatchewan has increased by 55 per cent over the past 5 years, and the claims with antique vehicles has grown by 31 per cent since 2011.