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Auto personal accident loss ratio up for fourth year in a row in Canada: A.M. Best

September 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The auto personal accident loss ratio in Canada “remains a concern,” with Canadian auto insurers being affected by distracted driving and rising repair costs, A.M. Best Company Inc. suggested in a recent report. In 2016, ratings firm A.M. Best said

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182 motorists caught speeding in work zones during SGI’s recent traffic safety spotlight

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported that 182 tickets were issued to drivers for speeding in construction work zones during last month’s traffic safety spotlight. In total, 177 tickets were issued to drivers exceeding 60 kilometres an hour while passing highway workers or occupied highway equipment within a municipal or highway work zone, SGI said in a press release issued on Monday. Five tickets were also issued for speeding in construction zones where a flag person is present. The results include all traffic safety focus…

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More vehicle crashes, increased injury payouts and higher vehicle repair costs contributing to proposed rate hike: ICBC

August 15, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

A greater number of vehicle crashes, increased injury costs and higher vehicle repair costs are all contributing to the increase in proposed insurance rates for drivers in British Columbia, the province’s Crown corporation responsible for auto insurance said on Monday.

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Most Canadians believe they are good drivers, but admit to at least one bad driving habit: belairdirect survey

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A majority of Canadians (95%) believe they are good drivers, but almost the same amount (93%) have admitted to engaging in at least one bad habit behind the wheel, according to a new belairdirect survey by Leger Research. The online

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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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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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Mobile telematics data can offer rich insights into distracted driving and impact loss trends, Insurance Analytics Canada speaker suggests

June 28, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Mobile telematics data, while sometimes providing “noisy,” or meaningless information, can also offer rich insights on distracted driving that could impact loss trends, a speaker suggested on Wednesday at the third annual Insurance Analytics Canada Summit in Toronto. Ted Gramer,

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Saskatchewan police report more than 320 impaired driving offences in May traffic safety spotlight

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

During the same month it released its awareness campaign on impaired driving, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported 324 impaired-driving related offences during May’s traffic safety spotlight – “another reminder of why such campaigns are needed.” Last month, police reported

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Commercial fleet managers should have ‘clear and straightforward guidelines’ on drivers’ use of electronic devices: Northbridge

June 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

It is not necessarily safe to use hands-free electronic devices while driving, especially when operating construction or contractor’s equipment, Northbridge Insurance suggested in a blog post Monday. Fleet managers should “include a policy on the use of wireless communication devices”

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SGI releases results of traffic safety focus on pedestrians, cyclists and motorists

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Although Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) traffic safety focus for April was on pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, the majority of offences were for speeding or aggressive driving, SGI reported earlier this week. Police in the province issued 12 tickets during the

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Saskatchewan sees most tickets yet for distracted driving since traffic safety spotlights began in 2014: SGI

April 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The month of March saw the most tickets yet for distracted driving since monthly traffic safety spotlights began in 2014, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday. Last month, a total of 523 tickets were issued: 441 for driving while

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Manitoba Public Insurance uses virtual reality to tackle distracted, impaired driving and speeding

April 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced that it is launching a new “virtual reality (VR) experience” to tackle three critical road safety issues facing young drivers in Manitoba: distracted driving, impaired driving and speeding. Ron Schuler, Manitoba’s Minister of Crown