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B.C. to upgrade red light cameras to catch speeders at crash-prone intersections

March 9, 2018 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – Red light cameras are being upgraded around British Columbia to help identify vehicles speeding through intersections. The provincial government says the new technology will be installed on cameras at intersections where there are a high number of speed-related

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Inattentive drivers causing more collisions than impaired and speeding drivers combined: OPP

August 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Inattentive driving is linked to more collisions on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads so far this year than speeding and alcohol/drug-related collisions combined, the police service reported on Tuesday. Since Jan. 1, 2017, driver distraction has been reported as the primary cause in 6,360 road collisions, the OPP said in a press release. By comparison, speed was the primary cause in 4,700 crashes, while 1,158 of incidents involved a driver who consumed alcohol or drugs.
As well, a total of 47 people have died to…

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Manitoba Public Insurance and RCMP partner to promote gravel road safety

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has announced a partnership with the RCMP for a joint public awareness and enforcement campaign specific to gravel roads in the province. The campaign, which began in April and is continuing into the fall, aims to

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182 motorists caught speeding in work zones during SGI’s recent traffic safety spotlight

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported that 182 tickets were issued to drivers for speeding in construction work zones during last month’s traffic safety spotlight. In total, 177 tickets were issued to drivers exceeding 60 kilometres an hour while passing highway workers or occupied highway equipment within a municipal or highway work zone, SGI said in a press release issued on Monday. Five tickets were also issued for speeding in construction zones where a flag person is present. The results include all traffic safety focus…

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88 tickets issued to new Saskatchewan drivers, motorcyclists in June: SGI

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Law enforcement officers across Saskatchewan issued 88 tickets to new drivers and motorcyclists who weren’t following the requirements outlined on their licences, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday. The results from last month’s traffic safety spotlight on new drivers

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25% of monitored vehicles during speed awareness campaign exceeded posted speed limit: MPI

June 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One-quarter of monitored vehicles during a recent speed awareness campaign in Manitoba were exceeding the posted speed limit, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) reported earlier this week. Findings from the campaign, which ran from May 1-6, revealed that 25% of the

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Saskatchewan police report more than 320 impaired driving offences in May traffic safety spotlight

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

During the same month it released its awareness campaign on impaired driving, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported 324 impaired-driving related offences during May’s traffic safety spotlight – “another reminder of why such campaigns are needed.” Last month, police reported

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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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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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335 impaired drivers in Saskatchewan caught by police during October blitz: SGI

November 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) announced on Monday that 335 impaired drivers were stopped during the province-wide focus on impaired driving in October. The blitz involving SGI and law enforcement officers included 335 offences related to impaired driving, including 314 Criminal

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Saskatchewan police issue 26 commercial vehicle safety tickets in August, more than 4,000 speeding or aggressive driving tickets

September 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Police across the province of Saskatchewan issued 26 tickets related to commercial vehicles and more than 4,000 tickets for speeding or aggressive driving last month. During the month of August, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and provincial law enforcement officers paid

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Changes to SGI’s Safe Driver Recognition program take effect in October

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Changes to Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) Safe Driver Recognition (SDR) program, which rewards the safest drivers with the biggest discounts and imposes stiffer consequences for high-risk drivers, take effect on Oct. 12. The program was implemented in 2002 to reward