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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

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ICBC, B.C. government and police unite for enforcement crackdown on distracted driving

March 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), the provincial government and police across B.C. are joining forces in March to raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of distracted driving. “Despite tougher penalties and increased education, distracted driving still contributes

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Saskatchewan police targeting distracted drivers in March

February 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Tuesday that distracted driving is returning as the traffic safety spotlight for the month of March. Police across the province will be watching for drivers using their cellphones while behind the wheel, including those

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2016 deadliest year on Manitoba roads in a decade: MPI

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) reported on Wednesday that it has recorded the deadliest year on provincial highways in a decade. Based on preliminary data, there were 101 fatal collisions on public roadways in Manitoba in 2016, resulting in the deaths

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SGI reports 279 impaired driving offences in November in Saskatchewan

December 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported that there were 279 impaired driving offences in November in the province. SGI and law enforcement across Saskatchewan focused on impaired driving in November, the province’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund said in a press

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B.C. directs ICBC to conduct review of insurance rates, approve Basic rate increase of no more than 4.9%

December 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of British Columbia has directed the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s (ICBC) board to commission a comprehensive, independent third-party review to look at a range of options and make recommendations that will “keep insurance rates affordable and align

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NHTSA proposes guidelines to address driver distraction from electronic devices

November 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released proposed guidelines to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. The announcement, on Wednesday, covers the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on roads

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335 impaired drivers in Saskatchewan caught by police during October blitz: SGI

November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Monday that 335 impaired drivers were stopped during the province-wide focus on impaired driving in October. The blitz involving SGI and law enforcement officers included 335 offences related to impaired driving, including 314 Criminal