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Winter tire use cut an auto insurer’s claims costs by this much

November 12, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Vehicle damage claims frequency appeared to be 6% lower for vehicles with winter tires than those without winter tires, Manitoba’s public auto insurer concluded in a recent study. “The estimated 6.3% reduction in claim frequency due to winter tire use

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What Gore Mutual advises about winter tires

October 6, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Ontario auto clients should start thinking soon about their seasonal tire change, an executive with Gore Mutual suggests. “As we get further into fall and temperatures begin to drop below seven degrees Celsius, motorists should definitely begin thinking about changing

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Mud and snow tires in winter prompts another small claim in B.C.

October 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia car rental companies that provide mud and snow tires in December or January are keeping the province’s Civil Resolution Tribunal busy. In Fraser v. ICBC, released Wednesday, the CRT ruled against a claimant who sought $5,000 in damages

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Mud + snow tires count as winter tires: Tribunal

September 28, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia’s civil resolution tribunal has ruled against a motorist who claims the car he rented did not have proper winter tires because they were marked “mud + snow,” but the motorist is not liable for alleged damage to the

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Do winter tires really make for safer roads?

December 2, 2019 Giuseppe Valiante - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – For the past several weeks Quebec drivers have been in a race against time to equip their cars for winter or face steep fines. While the majority of Canadian drivers install winter tires for the cold season, according

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Which way is winter tire usage trending in Canada?

November 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Canadians are getting the message when it comes to the importance of driving with winter tires, a new study has found. But Insurance Bureau of Canada warned that more than just strapping them to your car is enough to ensure

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What stops this insurer from measuring effectiveness of winter tires

October 29, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

More than half a million Manitoba motorists are taking advantage of a winter tire financing program, but the jury is still out on whether the program has reduced accident frequency or severity. There are about 580,000 registered passenger vehicles in

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Why Canada’s railway safety authority is concerned about winter tires on a bus

August 23, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Figuring out which tires should be used in winter is a risk management challenge for many school bus operators, a federal safety organization warned Wednesday. “If school bus operators do not have access to independent and objective assessments of winter

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Winter tire claims statistics took biggest insurer by surprise

July 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

When Intact started giving discounts on auto insurance to people with winter tires, the result appeared to be counter-intuitive. Motorists insured by Intact who reported having winter tires installed “were having worse loss ratios” than those driving in the winter

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Winter tires cut auto insurance claims frequency: CAA

May 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Winter tires reduce the frequency of auto insurance claims, the head of the Canadian Automobile Association’s Ontario auto insurer suggested Wednesday. “Claims are reduced when people have winter tires on their cars, especially driving in climates like we have in

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Does a winter tire discount get drivers to install winter tires?

December 11, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Ontario’s mandatory auto insurance discount for winter tires has not been in place long enough to figure out whether it reduces insured losses, but one safety expert compares winter tire skeptics to flat-earthers. The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)

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Quebec revising winter tire rules; incentive based approach suggested for elsewhere

December 1, 2017 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Quebec will reportedly bring forward the mandatory date by which winter tires must be put on all vehicles in the province and also increase fines for those who don’t follow the rules. It remains the only Canadian jurisdiction