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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

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38 road deaths from distracted driving investigated year to date: OPP

August 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario Provincial Police recently suggested that so far this year, it has investigated 38 road deaths in which a distracted driver was involved. “As of mid-August, the OPP has investigated 38 road deaths in which an inattentive driver was

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U.S. traffic fatalities up 7.2% in 2015 from previous year, ending five-decade decline: NHTSA

August 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 35,000 people in the United States lost their lives in traffic crashes in the United States last year, ending a five-decade trend of declining fatalities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported on Monday. A total of

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Saskatchewan law enforcement officers issued more than 5,000 speeding or aggressive driving-related tickets in July: SGI

August 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Thursday that law enforcement officers in the province issued more than 5,000 speeding or aggressive driving-related tickets last month. July’s traffic safety spotlight focused on work zones and aggressive driving, SGI, the province’s self-sustaining

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Pokémon Go risks include distracted driving, exposure of confidential data: Northbridge

August 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Northbridge Insurance recently warned of several risks arising from the Pokémon Go computer game, including exposure of confidential information, liability exposure and distracted driving. “Augmented reality games usually require your GPS location and a data connection (either WiFi or cellular

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74 tickets issued in June to new Saskatchewan drivers not following licence restrictions

July 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Friday that June’s province-wide traffic safety spotlight resulted in law enforcement issuing 74 tickets to new drivers and new motorcycle riders not following the restrictions outlined on their learner or novice licence. SGI said

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Northbridge warns of ‘dangerous mental distractions’ to drivers

July 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The use of hands-free technologies while driving does not eliminate distracted driving risk, Northbridge Insurance suggested Thursday in a blog post. “Many drivers aren’t fully engaged on the road putting their lives and the lives of others at risk,” Toronto-based

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Police in Saskatchewan catch 359 impaired drivers in May: SGI

June 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Police in Saskatchewan stopped more than 350 impaired drivers during May’s province-wide traffic safety spotlight on impaired driving, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) said on Wednesday. SGI said in a press release that there were 359 impaired driving-related offences, the majority