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Manitoba Public Insurance uses virtual reality to tackle distracted, impaired driving and speeding

April 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced that it is launching a new “virtual reality (VR) experience” to tackle three critical road safety issues facing young drivers in Manitoba: distracted driving, impaired driving and speeding. Ron Schuler, Manitoba’s Minister of Crown

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MPs continue debate on opposition bill proposing five-year minimum sentence for impaired driving causing death

April 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Federal politicians debated Wednesday a bill proposing to change the Criminal Code of Canada to allow random alcohol screening of drivers and for consecutive five-year sentences for drivers convicted of impaired driving causing death. Bill C-226, the Impaired Driving Act,

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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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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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Supreme Court of Canada could consider whether alcohol consumption is relevant in dangerous driving trials

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s highest court may consider whether a jury, in deciding whether a person is guilty of the criminal offence of dangerous driving causing death, should consider whether the accused had been drinking alcohol, if the accused was not convicted of

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IBC welcomes Newfoundland and Labrador government’s legislation aimed at reducing impaired driving

March 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is welcoming the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s recent announcement aimed at reducing impaired driving. On Thursday, the provincial government introduced amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that strengthen impaired driving laws. The proposed

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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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Supreme Court rules on admissibility of police drug recognition experts in criminal impaired driving trials

February 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An Ontario motorist charged with impaired driving is facing a third trial now that the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a judge did not have to hold a voir dire before admitting opinion evidence from a police drug

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SGI records more than 350 impaired driving offences in Saskatchewan in December

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday that there were 353 offences related to impaired driving in the province in December, compared to 308 in December 2015. “Too many people still made the poor decision to drive after drinking in

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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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U.S. government to require cars to be able to talk to each other

December 13, 2016 Joan Lowy - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a proposal released Tuesday by the Department of Transportation. Officials say the technology holds