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June 15, 2017

Regina police clock driver going 183 km/h in city construction zone

Police in Regina are looking for the lead-footed driver who they say blasted through a construction zone at 183 km/h. They say officers had a speed […]
June 12, 2017

Canadian Transportation Agency plans consultations on airline passenger rights

Canadians will soon have their say on the future of airline passenger rights with the Canadian Transportation Agency planning broad public consultations on new regulations. The […]
June 8, 2017

Autonomous cars (no human backup) may hit the road next year

Autonomous vehicles with no human backup will be put to the test on publicly travelled roads as early as next year in what may be the […]
June 5, 2017

Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario. Did your road make it to the list? #ONWorstRoads

The votes are in and Ontario’s Worst Road for 2017 is Burlington Street East in Hamilton. Taking the second and third place spots on CAA’s annual […]
May 29, 2017

ICBC urges drivers and cyclists to watch out for each other

With crashes involving cyclists peaking during the summer, ICBC is urging drivers and cyclists to take extra care on our roads as we near Bike to […]
May 24, 2017

Yield for pedestrians, respect the crosswalk, and wear your helmet

Police issued 12 tickets during April’s traffic safety focus on pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. There were: Seven tickets for drivers failing to yield or stop for […]
May 22, 2017

Safety group says truck guard rails could prevent deaths

By Dee-Ann Durbin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT _ Tractor-trailers with side guard rails mounted between their tires are less likely to be involved in fatal crashes, […]
May 18, 2017

Cars and bikes: learn to coexist on the road

By Julie Dagenais | www.belairdirect.com Sunny days are on the way, which is a joy for avid cyclists, who can at last get back on their bikes. It’s […]
May 16, 2017

Yes, Ontario insurance is a wreck, so you need to shop around

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) told us what we already know: Auto insurance rates in Ontario are the highest in the land. In fact, […]
May 12, 2017

Road safety is something that everybody should take seriously

By Karl Grey | Zurich Each year, about 1,250,000 people become victims of fatal traffic accidents, and 50 million are injured or become disabled as a […]
May 9, 2017

Uber setting up Canadian driverless car lab headed by Toronto AI expert

By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Uber has hailed a prominent artificial-intelligence academic to lead a driverless-car project in Toronto _ the ride-hailing company’s […]
May 5, 2017

Do I have right of way when backing out of a mall parking spot?

JASON TCHIR In an ideal world, drivers would stop if they see you backing out of a parking space. But if you’re counting on them to […]
May 3, 2017

The things people lie about most on their car insurance

Fudging information on a car insurance application to get a lower rate might not seem a big deal to you, but it is to car insurance […]
April 26, 2017

#RoadSafety: Round and Round the Roundabout

Roundabouts and traffic circles are not new to British Columbia, but if the complaints in my inbox are any indication, they are still totally mystifying to […]
April 21, 2017

How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

By Tom Krisher And Ken Ritter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS _ A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in […]
April 4, 2017

So you have a drone: Does your insurance cover damage?

Excerpted article was written by | By Elizabeth Dinan PORTSMOUTH — State insurance regulators advise property owners who fly drones, or have family members who fly drones, […]
March 23, 2017

Mortgage premium hikes reduce case for borrowing to boost down payment

With mortgage insurance premiums rising, homebuyers whose down payments are just shy of 20 per cent may be considering whether to tap extra sources of credit […]
March 13, 2017

ICBC asks drivers to be well rested and alert for the start of Daylight Saving Time

ICBC is calling on drivers to get some extra rest this weekend to prepare for the shift to Daylight Saving Time. Losing an hour of sleep […]
March 10, 2017

Many Ontario drivers struggle to identify auto insurance fraud

The survey conducted by Ipsos for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) asked a series of questions to gauge drivers’ knowledge and attitudes toward auto insurance fraud. When put […]
March 10, 2017

Claims: Is my nephew committing insurance fraud?

BY JASON TCHIR | The Globe and Mail My nephew had his car broken into and he lied and claimed he’d had a brand-new MacBook in […]
February 28, 2017

It’s Not Easy Being a Pedestrian

Our provincial driving manual Learn to Drive Smart devotes an entire chapter to the concept of See – Think – Do Method. See: The pedestrian waiting to cross the street in […]
February 23, 2017

Everything a Bride-to-Be Needs to Know About Ring Insurance

Excerpted article was written by Erin Celletti | BRIDES From the moment you say “Yes!” chances are, you’ll be rocking a shiny new addition on your […]
February 17, 2017

Risk Pie, Anybody? How To Negotiate While Reducing Risk

February 7, 2017

Tesla, BMW electrics fall short of highest crash test rating

January 31, 2017

Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2017

January 26, 2017

The best deals on cars with active safety technology to decrease insurance

January 24, 2017

Road Safety: Left Turn Surprise!

January 20, 2017

Road Safety: Ready or Not, Here I Come!

January 12, 2017

Top 10 Business Risks for North America in 2017

January 10, 2017

2 men facing charges after taking turns driving the same car, police say