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What’s New: In Brief (August 29, 2007)

August 29, 2007   by Canadian Underwriter

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Sasktel and SGI are partnering to help new drivers develop safe cell phone habits by offering six months of free voice messaging service to new drivers who are also SaskTel cellular customers.
The service is intended to minimize distractions on the road by automatically routing incoming calls to voice mail, allowing the driver to check messages and return calls when its safe to do so, an SGI release explains.
While young drivers only make up seven per cent of all licensed drivers in the province, they represent 16% of all distracted drivers in collisions, the release adds.
To take advantage of the offer, new drivers will receive an offer letter after they have passed their road test which they have to bring to a SaskTel dealer within 90 days.

Gary Tobin, director of Reinsurance Placements & Markets, RBC Insurance Services Inc., is calling on industry to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Tobin has put his locks on the block by volunteering to participate in the Look Like Danny Dichio Headshave, run by the Toronto FC supporter group the Red Patch Boys.Tobin is collecting donations before he has his head shaved on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at the Toronto FC game.
Tobin is representing his father, a 40-year-plus claims veteran recently diagnosed with colon cancer, as well as many colleagues who have been afflicted with the disease over the years.
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