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Ten-vehicle crash in Alberta kills three

August 21, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

CEREAL, Alta. – A Saskatchewan man says a well-timed pit stop may have helped him avoid getting caught in a fiery 10-vehicle crash in southeastern Alberta that killed three people. Dore Germo and his wife left Kelowna, B.C., on Monday

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Is the entertainment tech in vehicles cancelling out the safety tech?

August 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

Brokers looking to give their customers any positive news on rates potentially coming down shouldn’t get their hopes up. That’s because industry experts believe there’s little indication that we’ll see fewer collisions on roads despite all the safety technology found

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Ask the right questions

June 17, 2019 Chloe Mathioudakis, Litigator, Field Law; and Erika Carrasco, Partner, Field Law

Post-marijuana legalization, how will adjusters know if a driver is “intoxicated”?

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Company calls for tow truck operator training standards

November 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Tow truck drivers should not be allowed to hook up and haul vehicles damaged in collisions without some sort of certification above and beyond a driver’s licence, says CAA South Central Ontario. “If you have a Class G driver’s licence,

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The damage caused by this tanker truck crash on Ontario highway

November 1, 2018 Adam Burns and Alanna Rizza - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Two men were killed in a multi-vehicle crash that sparked a massive tanker fire on a major toll highway in the Toronto area on Wednesday, emergency officials said. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Highway 407

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This vehicle accident ‘speaks for itself’

September 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from a motorist found to be liable for a single-vehicle collision. Brad Gaebel was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Gordon Lipka, who lost control after moving to the

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Court orders parent to produce underwriting file to prove she denied permission for her child to drive

August 16, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If a parent does not give permission to a child to drive the car, then if the child gets into a serious accident, a court could order the parent to produce the underwriting file to prove they did not grant

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Parents of Humboldt Broncos player killed in crash sue truck driver, bus maker

July 10, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – The family of one of the Humboldt Broncos players killed in a highway crash has filed a lawsuit alleging a semi-truck driver with inadequate training failed to stop at a flashing stop sign at a rural intersection hidden

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Should body shops be allowed to pay referral fees to towing firms?

March 15, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A recent Aviva Canada auto repair fraud investigation raises the question of whether body shops should be allowed pay referral fees to tow truck operators. CSN, which has more than 335 collision repair centres in Canada, does not give referral

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Legalizing recreational marijuana linked to increased crashes: U.S. Highway Loss Data Institute

June 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has resulted in collision claim frequencies that are about 3% higher overall than would have been expected without legalization, according to a new analysis from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).

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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

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Unknown Roads Ahead

November 2, 2016 Robert Love, Partner and National Leader, Product Liability and Automotive Focus Groups, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP

Consensus seems to be that automated vehicles will reduce collision numbers
and severity – and with this, a shift in the determination of liability – thereby impacting underwriting, policies, coverage and the law. Now is the time for insurers to get ahead of the curve and determine the associated risks.