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Why SUVs are more dangerous to cyclists than cars

May 17, 2023 by Jason Contant

SUVs cause more severe injuries — particularly head injuries — than cars when they hit bicyclists, likely because the large vehicles’ tall front ends strike cyclists higher on their bodies, new research has found. “SUVs tend to knock riders down, where

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SUVs are top Canadian auto theft target in 2021

January 27, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Close to half (45.1%) of private insurance company car theft claims in Canada during 2021 were linked to SUVs, says data compiled by price-comparison website HelloSafe. The data found approximately 22,500 cars stolen nationwide in 2021 and that the most

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Uber resumes self-driving car program after brief suspension

March 27, 2017 The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend. The company had also grounded self-driving cars in San Francisco over the weekend but

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Ottawa city bus driver had ‘elevated standard of care’ in fatal collision: Court

December 22, 2016 by Jason Contant

The City of Ottawa and an OC Transpo bus driver have lost their appeal of a ruling that the bus driver was 20% liable, for a fatal collision, with a vehicle driven by an alcohol-impaired driver who ran a red

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New vehicle sales in Canada slump in July, marking second monthly drop this year

August 5, 2016 The Canadian Press

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – The latest DesRosiers Automotive report shows new vehicle sales in Canada saw a 2.6 per cent decline in July compared to the same month last year. The Richmond Hill, Ont.-based market research group says 173,304 vehicles