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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

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ICBC examines anti-distracted driving technology

April 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has posted a Request for Information (RFI) on BC Bid for market research and technology aimed at reducing distracted driving. The posting of the RFI, as part of ICBC and the government of

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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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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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Nearly 400 motorists caught for failing to buckle up in Saskatchewan in February: SGI

March 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Police issued 398 tickets for failing to wear a seatbelt or properly secure children in vehicles during last month’s traffic safety spotlight on occupant safety, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday. In February, law enforcement across the province were

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Aviva Canada applauds bill to address distracted driving through creation of designated “safe texting zones”

March 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada is applauding the second reading of a private member’s bill in Ontario to combat distracted driving through the creation of designated “safe texting zones.” Bill 19, the Safe Texting Zones Act, passed second reading on Thursday. Brought forward