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July 20, 2018

IBC: BC pays the highest auto insurance premiums in Canada

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released a statement saying that of all the provinces and territories, British Columbia pays the highest auto insurance premiums […]
July 16, 2018

Long days, hot nights make for riskier summer business

Don’t get caught with your shorts down is the message that TruShield Insurance is sending to small business owners, as one out of three Canadian entrepreneurs […]
July 13, 2018

How this insurer fared against a drunk driver’s “regurgitation” defence

After a drunk driver regurgitates alcohol from the stomach to the mouth, taking a breathalyzer test just seconds shy of a 15-minute wait period doesn’t necessarily […]
July 9, 2018

Road Safety Solutions for Your Neighbourhood

There is nothing like a near miss or collision to focus your mind on road safety. I often hear from people hoping to enlist my help […]
July 6, 2018

Driving Safely in the Fog

It’s night and I’m driving into the gray cotton of fog caused by a lingering temperature inversion. Vision is limited, the roads are wet, it’s just […]
July 4, 2018

If you see orange, #SlowDown – or you can expect to pay up

Construction season is officially here and safe driving in work zones is the focus of July’s Traffic Safety Spotlight. There’s no other way to say it: […]
June 28, 2018

May traffic spotlight reveals impaired drivers more likely to be caught

The May Traffic Safety Spotlight results show that now, more than ever, you’re more likely to be caught if you make the choice to drive impaired. […]
June 26, 2018

Road Safety: Canadian kindness ends at street level in Toronto

In Toronto, the battle for space on the street amongst pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and drivers can be heated. Because, let’s face it: we Canadians may be […]
June 22, 2018

Feds take aim at terrorist use of cryptocurrencies, prepaid cards

By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government is proposing measures that take aim at shadowy payments made by terrorists and money launderers […]
June 20, 2018

Drivers pocket savings by allowing their insurer to come along for the ride

By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS When his auto insurance company offered him the option to pay lower rates, Justin Lam leaped at the chance, even though it meant allowing his insurer to electronically tag along with him on every trip. […]
June 15, 2018

Why do my car insurance rates spike based on where I live?

Excerpted article was writen by JASON TCHIR | The Globe and Mail Are my car insurance rates higher based on where I live? Is it based on […]
June 12, 2018

Thoughts on the Decision to Stop Driving

By Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) We have built our world around the convenience of the motor vehicle. Without one, our focus suddenly becomes much more narrow. […]
June 7, 2018

Road Safety: Little Things Can Make Big Differences

Why Road Safety is imprtant: I’ve been riding as a passenger in heavy traffic this past week and have had time to watch and think about […]
June 5, 2018

IBC: May windstorm was Ontario’s largest insured event in five years

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has posted a notice a month after a windstorm that affected both Quebec and Ontario, saying that the weather event […]
May 31, 2018

What Happens When A Cyclist Gets a Traffic Ticket?

Source: kanetix.ca June is Bike Month in Ontario, and as more people put down their car keys and take to their bicycles, some cyclists may be surprised […]
May 28, 2018

New ICBC survey shows that customers believe society simply tolerates people who commit insurance fraud

Source: ICBC Results from a new ICBC customer survey* shows that 47 per cent of customers feel that committing auto insurance fraud is an accepted practice […]
May 24, 2018

German city to ban some diesel cars to combat air pollution

Some diesel cars will be banned in Hamburg to combat air pollution, officials of the northern German city said Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Parts of two […]
May 22, 2018

As lava destroys Hawaii homes, owners ask: Am I covered?

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU _ Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea […]
May 18, 2018

BC SPCA reminds public not to leave animals in hot cars

With the recent warm weather and several calls already received by the BC SPCA about animals in hot cars, the animal welfare society is again, reminding […]
May 15, 2018

Distracted driving-related accidents rise dramatically, Aviva Canada claims data shows

Despite a significant increase in penalties and fines, Aviva Canada continues to see a trend of increased claims linked to distracted driving*. Aviva Canada assessed the […]
May 11, 2018

It’s time to evolve our thinking when it comes to car sharing

CEDRIC MATHIEU | The Globe and Mail Cedric Mathieu is Canadian director for Turo, the world’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform Of all the trends shaking […]
May 10, 2018

5 phrases & terms to understand on your auto insurance policy

You know if you have a car, you need insurance. But do you know what is in your auto insurance policy that protects you? “It may […]
May 8, 2018

April ice storm caused $85M in insurance claims in Ontario, Quebec

By Kevin Nielsen The nasty mixture of snow, freezing rain and ice pellets, which struck the region from April 14 through April 16, caused $85 million in […]
May 4, 2018

What Cyber Exposures and Coverage Gaps Keep Risk Managers Up at Night

Excerpted article was written by Amy O’Connor | MyNewMarkets.com Risk managers are very concerned about the cyber risks facing their companies and are heavily investing in protection […]
May 2, 2018

Should you fix up or break up with your car?

By Philip Reed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS You’re looking at a $1,200 repair estimate for your ailing car when an ad catches your eye: a brand new […]
April 26, 2018

International probe shuts down cyberattack provider

By Mike Corder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ In a major hit against cybercriminals, an international police operation has taken down what investigators called […]
April 24, 2018

My leased car was in an accident. Do I have to keep making payments?

Excerpted article was written by JASON TCHIR | The Globe and Mail Within a month of taking possession of my car on lease, it was in an […]
April 19, 2018

How does ‘no fault’ insurance affect your compensation after a crash?

Alicia Bridges · CBC News  More than 99 per cent of Saskatchewan residents have “no-fault” insurance, which could preclude them from suing for pain and suffering damages if […]
April 17, 2018

Chubb Launches Proprietary Online Cyber Risk Index

Chubb, a leader in cyber risk assessment and underwriting, has launched its Chubb Cyber IndexSM, a new interactive platform that showcases nearly two decades worth of […]
April 13, 2018

Stop Signs & Red Lights, Honk, Honk, Honk!

Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) “I almost lost my life at West Fourth and Blenheim in Vancouver this morning” reported a DriveSmartBC Twitter follower. “I was turning left. The […]