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Octo Telematics to acquire Willis Towers Watson’s UBI assets; firms to partner on insurance-related products

October 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Octo Telematics and Willis Towers Watson (WTW) have reached an agreement in which the former will acquire the latter’s usage-based insurance (UBI) assets, setting the stage for the two companies to work together on more auto telematics opportunities. Leveraging Octo’s

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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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Alberta’s traffic safety campaign in June to focus on differences between commercial and smaller passenger vehicles

June 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Alberta will be holding a traffic safety campaign in June to educating drivers about the differences between commercial vehicles and smaller passenger vehicles. Occupants of a passenger vehicle are more likely to be killed or injured in

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IBC, Edmonton Police Service and RCMP join forces on campaign about rising auto theft rates in Edmonton

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and the RCMP are partnering to launch an educational campaign on rising auto theft rates in Edmonton. The campaign, titled Lock Out Auto Theft, consists of a website, social media

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Saskatchewan Government Insurance to focus on vulnerable road users in April

March 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and law enforcement will be focusing on vulnerable road users throughout the month of April. SGI, the province’s self-sustaining, compulsory auto insurance program, said in a press release on Friday that the focus will include dangerous

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Collisions claims continue to inch up overall: Allstate Canada study

November 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Auto collisions claims among Allstate Insurance Company of Canada customers in four provinces rose 1.7% over the previous study period, reflecting increases in some jurisdictions and decreases in others. Results of the eighth annual Allstate Canada Safe Driving Study show

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Better collision warning systems needed at Canadian airports: Transportation Safety Board

August 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated this week its call for better procedures and warning systems to reduce the risk of collisions between airplanes and vehicles on the ground at airports. There is more than one runway incursion every

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Photo radar, no right turn on red recommended for some Toronto streets

June 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A proposal to prohibit right turns on red lights at some Toronto intersections and to ask the Ontario government to approve “automated speed enforcement” or photo radar, is scheduled for debate next Monday at a Toronto city council committee meeting.