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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

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One in three Ontario drivers admit to distracted driving: survey

October 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

About one in three (32%) drivers in Ontario admit to driving distracted because of their mobile devices, “and the number one reason for not focusing on the road is because someone called,” according to a recent Ipsos survey conducted for

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Nearly ¾ of young Canadian drivers polled don’t consider using their phones while driving to be “very distracting,” new poll finds

October 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

An “alarming” 71% of young drivers aged 16 to 24 don’t consider using their phones while driving to be very distracting, according to a new poll by national charity Parachute. National Teen Driver Safety Week, an annual public awareness campaign

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52% of American transportation firms surveyed worry about distracted driving: Travelers

September 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 90% of American consumers surveyed by The Travelers Companies Inc. reported they were “at least somewhat” concerned by distracted driving, while more than half of business respondents reported the same concern, Travelers said in a report announced Monday.

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New mobile app issues verbal safety warnings to Edmonton drivers

September 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The City of Edmonton has launched a new mobile app that warns drivers of school zones, speed limit changes and high collision locations. City of Edmonton Councillor Dave Loken said in a press release from the city on Monday that

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ICBC, police and government join forces for month-long distracted driving campaign

September 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), provincial police and the B.C. government are teaming up to launch a month-long campaign to tackle distracted driving, which is responsible for approximately one-quarter of all fatal crashes in the province. ICBC said