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Higher fines for distracted driving to take effect in B.C. in June

May 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of British Columbia has announced new financial penalties for distracted driving effective June 1. The new penalties will be calculated using the base fine of $368 combined with escalating Insurance Company of British Columbia (ICBC) driver penalty point

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Tired of Losses

May 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Driver distraction and fatigue are believed to be the root causes of many large auto losses. Even when drivers have their eyes on the road, the mere act of talking on a hands-free wireless device can adversely affect both field of vision and the ability to concentrate on the task of driving, one risk management expert cautions. While hours of service regulations stipulate the amount of rest that commercial drivers must have, one sleep expert warns that sleeping at the right time is just as important as getting the right amount of sleep.

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Police in Saskatchewan catch 374 unbuckled, unrestrained motorists in March: SGI

April 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), the province’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund, said last week that a total of 374 people were ticketed for failing to wear a seatbelt or properly restrain children in vehicles during March’s traffic safety spotlight on occupant