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Don’t be a dumb waiter

September 5, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

If your organization is involved in any way with serving alcohol, your risk management strategy may need a sober second thought. How to be free and clear of liability

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Inattentive drivers causing more collisions than impaired and speeding drivers combined: OPP

August 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Inattentive driving is linked to more collisions on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads so far this year than speeding and alcohol/drug-related collisions combined, the police service reported on Tuesday. Since Jan. 1, 2017, driver distraction has been reported as the primary cause in 6,360 road collisions, the OPP said in a press release. By comparison, speed was the primary cause in 4,700 crashes, while 1,158 of incidents involved a driver who consumed alcohol or drugs.
As well, a total of 47 people have died to…

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88 tickets issued to new Saskatchewan drivers, motorcyclists in June: SGI

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Law enforcement officers across Saskatchewan issued 88 tickets to new drivers and motorcyclists who weren’t following the requirements outlined on their licences, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday. The results from last month’s traffic safety spotlight on new drivers

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Six in 10 U.S. drivers think self-driving cars will eliminate problem of distracted driving: poll

March 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Almost six in 10 drivers in the United States think that self-driving cars will eliminate the problem of distracted driving, according to a new poll conducted on behalf of Erie, Penn.-based Erie Insurance. The online survey by Harris Poll, released

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Toronto city staff warn of ‘increased risk-taking behaviour’ when combining alcohol with caffeine drinks

March 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto’s board of health will consider Monday a proposal to require organizers of events on city property to “be familiar” with a federal government warning against mixing alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks. Health Canada prohibits the sale of pre-packaged, premixed

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Gasoline, alcohol sales, food preparation among special risks for supermarkets: Chubb

January 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Chubb Ltd. is advising supermarket operators in the United States who sell alcohol to consider limiting the amount of alcohol a customer can buy and to watch parking lots to ensure customers are not drinking. In a report released Monday,

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Alcohol or drugs a contributing factor in one-third of fatal crashes this year on RCMP-patrolled roads in New Brunswick

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

So far this year, use of alcohol or drugs was a contributing factor in more than one-third of fatal vehicle crashes on roads patrolled by the RCMP in New Brunswick, the police force said in a statement on Friday. Statistics

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Three-day roadside suspensions for drug-impaired Ontario drivers start Oct. 2

September 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Effective this Monday, Ontario police will be able to impose three-day roadside licence suspensions for drivers found to be operating vehicles while impaired by a drug or by a combination of drugs and alcohol. The Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act

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Alcohol, drugs different, drug-impaired driving a growing concern: panel

September 22, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Alcohol and drugs are different and approaches to addressing related impairment issues will likely need to be different as well, Doug Beirness, senior research associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), suggested Wednesday during a State Farm-sponsored event

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Tired of Losses

May 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Driver distraction and fatigue are believed to be the root causes of many large auto losses. Even when drivers have their eyes on the road, the mere act of talking on a hands-free wireless device can adversely affect both field of vision and the ability to concentrate on the task of driving, one risk management expert cautions. While hours of service regulations stipulate the amount of rest that commercial drivers must have, one sleep expert warns that sleeping at the right time is just as important as getting the right amount of sleep.