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April 9, 2018

Insurance for ride booking drivers is a must

Source: Lacie Glover: NerdWallet: Uber and Lyft drivers might seem well-insured, between the ride-booking companies’ coverage and their own policies. However, a crucial gap leaves drivers […]
April 5, 2018

Canadian auto sales show year over year decline in March: DesRosiers

Canadian sales of cars and light trucks were down 0.6 per cent in March compared with the same month last year but remained high by historical […]
April 3, 2018

5 things to know about cannabis from Ontario’s latest provincial budget

As the federal government moves to legalize marijuana for recreational users later this year, Ontario’s latest budget sheds light on the province’s approach to sales, distribution, […]
March 28, 2018

​ICBC urges drivers to be alert this Easter long weekend

Source: ICBC Even though winter is now over, road conditions can still be challenging at this time of the year with unpredictable weather and increased traffic […]
March 26, 2018

RCMP warn that you can be fined for eating while driving

Is eating or drinking while driving against the law? In a fast-paced society, breakfast, lunch or dinner is often eaten from behind the wheel rather than […]
March 23, 2018

Police warn buyers of online fraud and auto theft

Excerpted article was written by: DAVID BLOOM Edmonton Journal  An Edmonton couple thought they had finally found their dream RV when they spotted an online classified ad […]
March 21, 2018

Making Bad Drivers Pay

Last week we looked at how we might define a bad driver. Views were varied, but there were two well thought out responses that did more than […]
March 19, 2018

IBC signs on to UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance

Today, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) announced that it has signed on to UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance. Endorsed by the UN Secretary-General and the chief executives […]
March 15, 2018

Lawsuits accuse automakers of faulty air bags, recall delays

By Tom Krisher THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT _ General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes all knew of problems with dangerous exploding Takata air bag inflators […]
March 13, 2018

Aviva fraud investigation reveals urgent need to reform auto insurance

Auto insurance fraud is estimated to cost Canadians more than $2 billion every year. Today, the shocking results of a new Aviva investigation designed to determine the impact […]
March 8, 2018

Should you pay extra to insure your rental car?

by Michael Knezovich & Kevin Brasler, Delaware Valley Consumers’ Checkbook As with your personal vehicle, when you rent a car you want to make sure you […]
March 6, 2018

Close Call at the Crosswalk

A pedestrian pushing a child in a stroller and the driver of a van approach an intersection controlled by a traffic light with a pedestrian signal. […]
March 1, 2018

Driving penalties to go up, but at what ultimate cost?

Distracted driving penalties are increasing. Again. And immediate roadside driving prohibitions (like those for impaired driving) might be coming. Goodness. Much ado about distracted driving! Would it […]
February 26, 2018

New Uber feature to force drivers to take a break after 12 straight hours

By Tara Deschamps THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Uber drivers in Canada trying to work for more than 12 hours straight will soon be forced to […]
February 23, 2018

Your auto insurance will be cheaper if you sign up in this month

Your auto insurance rate is cheaper if you sign up when the weather is warm. That’s the key takeaway from a two-year price analysis by LowestRates.ca. The […]
February 21, 2018

What Causes Crashes and How Do We Know?

If you have been following the news this week you will know that the Capital Regional District Traffic Safety Commission has proposed time over distance speed cameras in an attempt […]
February 16, 2018

Lithium, Luggage and Airline Travel

New airline regulation on battery safety and carry-ons is challenging luggage brands to come up with smart luggage designs that go way beyond the regular road […]
February 14, 2018

Slick roads lead to multiple crashes, including a 50 car pileup, on Calgary roads

By The Canadian Press THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Roads in and around Calgary are slick, leading to more than 100 crashes _ including a 50-car […]
February 12, 2018
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Road Safety: Make the Right Choices

We just renewed our car insurance. It cost us $764 for basic insurance coverage on our 2013 Honda CR-V. I can hardly wait for next year to […]
February 7, 2018
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Ontario drivers in favour of digital pink slips: IBC poll

Three quarters of Ontarians want option to receive documents electronically A majority of Ontario drivers are in favour of digital pink slips, according to a poll […]
February 5, 2018
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Collisions ICBC: Fancy Running Into You Here!

The latest edition of Quick Statistics has been published by ICBC. The new rounded data it contains is for the year 2016 and that year there were 330,000 collisions […]
February 2, 2018

Say Yes to Travel insurance

Gov’t of Canada If you plan to go abroad, even on a day trip to the United States, you should purchase the best travel insurance you […]
February 1, 2018

Insurer must pay $237K in legal costs to elderly woman awarded $20K

An insurance company that played litigation hardball with an elderly car-accident victim has been ordered to pay $237,000 to cover the legal costs she incurred in […]
January 24, 2018

Are you paying too much for insurance?

 Save your family and friends from paying too much for insurance. In belairdirect’s latest campaign, a group stages an “insure-vention” to help a loved one who’s […]
January 22, 2018

The “I Can Get Away With It” Mindset

“I’ve written before about the three Es of road safety, education, engineering and enforcement. The enforcement component was the subject of a comment to me concerning a […]
January 19, 2018

Horsepower Versus Torque: What’s the difference? (Video)

Excerpted was written by BY BRIAN SILVESTRO Here’s a simple overview. We throw horsepower and torque figures around all the time when talking about cars. They’re a vital […]
January 17, 2018

Illegal ride hailing underway in B.C. while government reconsiders laws

By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ As the British Columbia government explores the impact of allowing ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, a number […]
January 10, 2018

VIDEO – Roundabouts: Driving Lesson

Rick August of Smart Drive Test introduces us to the roundabout or traffic circle. Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) runs DriveSmartBC, a community web site about traffic safety in British […]
January 8, 2018

The “I Can Get Away With It” Mindset – Unmarked Cars

I’ve written before about the three Es of road safety, education, engineering and enforcement. The enforcement component was the subject of a comment to me concerning a […]
January 4, 2018

Canadians more worried than ever about texting and driving

A Canadian Automobile Association poll finds an overwhelming majority of Canadians think texting and driving is getting worse, despite moves by law enforcement to crack down […]