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September 20, 2017

High Collision Location Signs

I live near a section of Highway 19 that travels through a built up area. The highway changes from 4 lanes divided by a barrier with […]
September 15, 2017

Insurer says it shouldn’t have to pay for medical marijuana

The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers’ compensation for medical marijuana. It’s the […]
September 14, 2017

Live in Canada but own property in Irma-hit areas? Here’s how to handle insurance

By Carolyn Ray, CBC News Insurance bureaus north and south of the border say Canadians who own property in U.S. areas hit by Irma need to get on […]
September 11, 2017

Distracted driving results in more deaths in B.C. than impaired driving

ICBC, government and police are reminding drivers to “take a break from their phone” Distracted driving continues to claim more lives on B.C. roads than impaired […]
September 7, 2017

Risky Business: Covenants To Insure In Commercial Leases

Article by Jamie Spotswood Clyde & Co Covenants to insure in commercial leases are special. They obligate a party to obtain insurance. But what makes them special […]
September 5, 2017

The Cheapest 2017 Cars To Insure

Aside from raising your deductibles and ensuring you’re getting every discount to which you’re entitled, the best way to save money on your auto insurance premiums […]
August 31, 2017

5 best times to buy a new car

By Philip Reed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS That chill in the air signals not only the onset of autumn but also cooling auto sales. For bargain hunters, this […]
August 29, 2017

Imagine your fully autonomous self-driving car totals a minivan. Who pays for the damages?

“There wouldn’t be any liability on you because you’re just like a passenger in a taxi,” says Santa Clara University law professor Robert Peterson. Instead, the […]
August 23, 2017

10 word answers (or less!) to your biggest car insurance questions

If you have questions about car insurance but not a lot of time to research, check out these brief responses to common questions. Q: If my […]
August 20, 2017

ICBC looks at anti-distracted driving technology

As part of ICBC and the B.C. government’s continued commitment to reducing distracted driving, today ICBC posted a Request for Information (RFI) on B.C. Bid for […]
August 17, 2017

Why Don’t We Teach Driving in School?

“Will driver education ever be made mandatory?” asks a DriveSmartBC reader. He expressed the opinion that most of what drivers need to know could be taught […]
August 15, 2017

Why is Everyone driving in the Left Lane?

More and more often when I drive on a busy highway I’m finding much of the traffic jammed into the left lane, each driver trying unsuccessfully […]
August 11, 2017

If cars don’t need drivers, do drivers need insurance?

by Nova Safo | Marketplace  As driverless cars go from science fiction to fact, the multi-billion dollar auto-insurance industry is trying to figure out how not to be run […]
August 9, 2017

Cutting off insurance benefits can come back to haunt you

CHRIS GORY | The Globe and Mail Terminating an employee is always difficult, but when it comes to employee benefits, both employees and employers need to do […]
August 7, 2017

Be warned: Tricky insurance for ride-share drivers

By Evelyn Harford | Ottawa Metro Uber will be legal in Ottawa at the end of the month, but personal injury lawyers warn that some insurance available for […]
August 3, 2017

Ontarians Pay Too Much For Auto Insurance, And Here’s Why

Fraud must be rooted out and the costs to settle claims must come down Kim Donaldson The Ontario vice-president of the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Ontario’s 9.7 million drivers […]
July 31, 2017

Video – Driving Tired, You Can’t Fight Sleep

Better than singing, turning up the radio, driving with the window down or stopping periodically for exercise, if you are too tired to drive, sleep is […]
July 28, 2017

Dash Cams May Help You Keep Your Auto Insurance Rates Low

By Andrew Lo – Chief Marketing Officer for Kanetix.ca Car dash cams have captured some jaw-dropping footage on Canadian roads: near misses, collisions, road rage and examples […]
July 25, 2017

Don’t let the heat and humidity harm your car

Hot temperatures, sticky humidity and long drives can be tough on your car, that’s why CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) recommends regular vehicle maintenance to help handle […]
July 20, 2017

Avoid risky behaviour and prevent bad habits when learning how to drive, ICBC urges

Now that summer’s in full swing, teenagers are taking advantage of the school break to learn how to drive. Summer is the busiest time at Driver […]
July 19, 2017

What Are My Duties as a Driver?

What you should be entitled to expect as a driver on B.C.’s highways. It only seems fair that we should examine what your duties as a […]
July 16, 2017

How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

By Tom Krisher And Ken Ritter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to […]
July 14, 2017

Risk Pie, Anybody? How To Negotiate While Reducing Risk

Article by Robert M. Jackson Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP Negotiation – the very essence of the word often conjures up the thought of adversarial trade-offs, […]
July 11, 2017

#RoadSafety – We’ve Got a Serious Attitude Problem

Sometimes when I read articles on road safety I come across one that really resonates with me. A story from 2008 written by Paul Hergott titled Drivers […]
July 5, 2017

Go! It’s an Acceleration Lane…

I saw it again the other day, a driver who was stopped at the beginning of an acceleration lane patiently signalling and looking for a large […]
July 3, 2017

6 Canadian stereotypes that happen to be true – Canada 150

Excerpted article was written By Dani-Elle DubéNational Online Journalist, Smart Living  Global News So in the spirit of Canada’s big 150th birthday, here are some of […]
June 28, 2017

‘Like bombs’: Bankrupt company’s air bags still out there

By Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin And Mari Yamaguchi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Takata’s lethally defective air bags proved to be the company’s undoing Monday. But it could […]
June 26, 2017

Flooding Risks – Where The Canadian Insurance Market Is At

Article by Nicole Truong Clyde & Co Extreme weather events, such as the heavy rainfall and flooding we’ve witnessed this spring in Quebec and in British […]
June 23, 2017

Keep your pets cool in the summer heat with tips from the SPCA

If it’s hot, your pet may be in trouble! During warm weather pet guardians must take precautions against the danger of heat exhaustion and heatstroke for […]
June 21, 2017

One in Five Fatal Ontario Road Crashes Involves a Transport Truck

Source: Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Operation Corridor Targeting Commercial Transport Trucks Transport truck-related collisions continue to take a significant toll on human life on Ontario Provincial […]