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Aviva seeks startups for road safety program

July 25, 2019 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada and venture capital company Highline Beta have joined forces to launch a road safety and smart city accelerator. Applications to the Safe × Connected Cities Accelerator were open to early-stage startup applicants beginning Wednesday, with a deadline of

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Ontario to introduce new offence for careless driving causing death or bodily harm

September 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released further details on its planned road safety legislation this fall, including the creation of a new offence for careless driving causing death or bodily harm. The province’s Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca,

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With marijuana legalization impending, now is not the time to lower the legal alcohol limit, CAA-Quebec argues

August 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government’s proposal to explore lowering the legal alcohol limit for drivers in a bid to improve road safety is “commendable,” but with cannabis due to be legalized in less than a year, now is not the right time

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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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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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Manitobans taking advantage of low-interest Winter Tire Program

October 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Manitoba’s goal to enhance road safety is advancing with the announcement that 53,000-plus loans have been processed for provincial residents taking advantage of the low-interest Winter Tire Program. Helping Manitobans equip their vehicles with snow tires, the

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Alcohol, drugs different, drug-impaired driving a growing concern: panel

September 22, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Alcohol and drugs are different and approaches to addressing related impairment issues will likely need to be different as well, Doug Beirness, senior research associate with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), suggested Wednesday during a State Farm-sponsored event

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Facial recognition set to go live in Saskatchewan in late August

August 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) will have in place facial recognition software when issuing driver licences and photo identification cards come Aug. 24, a move the insurer maintains will help combat fraud and bolster road safety. Customers will not notice anything

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Road safety at heart of Ontario move to introduce mandatory, entry-level Training for Class A Truck Drivers

June 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has welcomed the announcement by transportation minister Steven Del Duca that mandatory, entry-level training will be adopted for new tractor-trailer drivers. Del Duca said Wednesday all new commercial Class A truck drivers will need to

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Driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be as distracting as talking on hand-held mobile: study

June 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be as distracting as talking on a hand-held mobile, according to a study from researchers at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. The study, titled Imagery-inducing distraction leads to cognitive