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Legalizing recreational marijuana linked to increased crashes: U.S. Highway Loss Data Institute

June 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has resulted in collision claim frequencies that are about 3% higher overall than would have been expected without legalization, according to a new analysis from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).

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Older drivers like active safety features, resist autonomous vehicles: Munich Re survey

March 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A new survey out of the United States exploring the sentiments of older drivers 65 and over shows about half of the respondents would not be comfortable riding in an autonomous vehicle, but they see great value in active safety

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Aviva Canada announces 15% auto insurance discount for drivers of vehicles with automatic emergency braking

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada has announced a 15% auto insurance discount for drivers of vehicles that have automatic emergency braking (AEB). The insurer said in a press release on Monday that the “industry first” discount will be available to all Aviva‐insured drivers

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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.