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Most Canadians believe they are good drivers, but admit to at least one bad driving habit: belairdirect survey

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A majority of Canadians (95%) believe they are good drivers, but almost the same amount (93%) have admitted to engaging in at least one bad habit behind the wheel, according to a new belairdirect survey by Leger Research. The online

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TSB attributes Calgary freight train derailment in part to “likely” fatigue of engineer who had been awake for 23 hours

June 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is an increased risk of tired railway engineers reporting for duty if a rail operator’s “fatigue management procedures do not provide opportunities for potentially fatigued employees to remove themselves from eligibility for duty without fear of discipline,” the Transportation

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Drivers with fewer than four hours’ sleep had 11.5 times the crash rate of those who slept seven hours or more: AAA

December 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

There is a “significantly elevated” risk of a collision if a driver has slept for fewer than seven hours in the previous 24, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concluded in a recent report. The Washington, D.C.-based AAA Foundation for

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TSB reiterates call for voice and video recorders on board all locomotives in Canada

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada needs a law requiring on-board cab voice and video recordings in locomotives, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested Tuesday. “On-board voice and video recorders on locomotives would help advance railway safety,” TSB stated in a tweet, reiterating an

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The Digital Edition of Canadian Underwriter magazine’s May 2016 issue

May 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Digital Edition below ↓ Cover Story – ‘Tired of Losses’  Distraction and driver fatigue are high on the radar screen for commercial auto insurers, and while drunkeness may not account for a significant percentage of losses, one insurance expert contends guidance