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Carbon tax protesters on the Trans Canada highway near Cochrane, Alta.
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Police investigate multi-tractor crash as carbon-levy protests continue in Alberta

April 3, 2024 The Canadian Press

Mounties in Alberta say they’re keeping traffic moving on the Trans-Canada Highway despite a roadside carbon-levy protest, and say five large farm tractors have already caused a multi-vehicle crash. Protesters slowed traffic on the Trans-Canada just west of Calgary on

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Tarantula blamed for crash that sent Canadian motorcyclist to the hospital

November 3, 2023 The Associated Press

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – A tarantula crossing the road in Death Valley National Park caused a traffic crash that sent a Canadian motorcyclist to the hospital, the National Park Service said. Swiss travelers, driving a rented camper van, braked

Rainbow crosswalk art at an intersection in San Francisco
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Why insurers can appreciate asphalt art

April 29, 2022 by Jason Contant

Asphalt art is far from distracting for road users. In fact, it significantly reduces crashes and the rate of “conflict” between pedestrians and vehicles, according to a new study. A historical crash analysis compared a two-year span of crash data

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Two dozen vehicles, including a bus, involved in chain-reaction collision east of Vancouver

February 12, 2021 The Canadian Press

HOPE, B.C. – Police say a crash that killed one person and injured dozens more east of Vancouver on Wednesday began with a semi-truck stopped in the S-curves on a mountainous highway that was covered in glare ice. The RCMP

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Why the risk for small car drivers is growing

July 2, 2020 by Adam Malik

Small cars may be even more dangerous to drive these days just because they are sharing the road with an increasing number of larger vehicles, which have dominated new auto sales in recent years. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety

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Is the number of drunk drivers in Canada decreasing?

December 18, 2018 by Jason Contant

The number of Canadians who died in a crash involving a “drinking driver” has generally decreased in recent years, but rose again in 2015, according to recent research. In 1995, 1,057 Canadians (excluding British Columbians) were killed in road crashes

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Tanker truck crash spills fuel northwest of Toronto, crews work to clean up

March 7, 2017 Liam Casey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Crews were working to clean up a “significant fuel spill” that was threatening a river and a conservation area northwest of Toronto on Tuesday after a truck hauling gasoline crashed in the region. The fuel truck lost control around 2:30

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Feds seek Autopilot data from Tesla in crash probe

July 13, 2016 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Federal safety investigators are asking electric car maker Tesla Motors for details on how its Autopilot system works and why it failed to detect a tractor trailer that crossed its path in a Florida crash. The National Highway