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What types of injuries happen when e-scooters collide with cars?

February 6, 2024 Philip Porado

As you might expect, roadways and especially intersections are the most common places for accidents involving e-scooters that lead to claims and lawsuits. “It’s difficult when a motor vehicle [is] following the rules of the road and, all of a

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Who’s on the hook if e-scooter riders hurt pedestrians?

February 2, 2024 Philip Porado

Many consumers facing sharply rising prices for automobiles, gasoline, and auto insurance are looking to save a buck by switching from four wheels to two. Electric standup scooters powered by small motors have become popular with people looking to get

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“Drastic action” needed to address ICBC ails, remedy hefty rate hikes

September 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The British Columbia government has taken the reins to protect drivers and address mounting financial concerns at the Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC), including by limiting rate increases that threatened to reach double-digits. “Drastic action is needed to fix ICBC’s

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Vancouver mobile app development company launches pilot program to protect Canadians from distracted driving

July 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

eBrake Technologies Inc., a mobile app development company founded in Vancouver in June 2016, announced on Wednesday a pilot program that will offer a smartphone app designed to prevent distracted driving. The pilot program will offer smartphone app eBrake to

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Amendment to Ontario’s Forest Fires Prevention Act takes aim at railway liability

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A recent amendment to Ontario’s Forest Fires Prevention Act now stipulates that railway corporations are liable for damages related to fires originating within 15 metres of the centre line of their tracks, while members of the Ontario Securities Commission are

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Older drivers like active safety features, resist autonomous vehicles: Munich Re survey

March 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A new survey out of the United States exploring the sentiments of older drivers 65 and over shows about half of the respondents would not be comfortable riding in an autonomous vehicle, but they see great value in active safety