Frightful Findings: Desjardins shares results of 2022 Road Safety Survey

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario Provincial Police said in May that 2022 was on track to be the deadliest year on Canadian highways in the past decade, and Desjardins Insurance is ready to share the details of its 2022 Road Safety Survey, just in time for Halloween. The insurance company’s report shows that distracted driving […]

Barely Passing: British Columbians get ‘D’ grade in BCAA school safety awareness survey

Victoria, British Columbia – The average driver in B.C. knows to slow down around schools and the laws around school buses. Unfortunately, everything else has been forgotten after their last drivers’ exam. According to the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) Back to School Survey conducted by Leger, drivers had serious gaps in their knowledge on […]

It Could Be Costly: ICBC reports distracted driving on the rise

Victoria, British Columbia — The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has released new statistics regarding a rise in distracted driving amongst BC drivers. The survey reports that 43 percent of respondents have used their phones while driving at least one time over the past ten trips. This represents a rise from 33 percent of […]

Dashboard Blinders: Next-gen Apple CarPlay announced, safety concerns remain

San Jose, California – During today’s showcase at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple showcased its next generation CarPlay system. While modern versions have a single touchscreen in the center channel for functions like GPS and radio, the CarPlay of the future extends this screen into the glovebox exterior and instrument panels for speed, gas and […]

Dire Data: OPP report collision fatalities on track for highest rate in ten years

Windsor, Ontario — Ontario is on course for a record-breaking year—not a record anyone wants to see broken, mind you, as the Ontario Provincial Police reported that the province is on the way to surpass road fatality rates unseen in a decade. The last time Ontario recorded at least 100 collision deaths by the second […]

Clocked-out Collisions: Work-related calls, texts leave drivers feeling obligated to answer, Travelers report says

Toronto, Ontario — Travelers Insurance Canada released its first-ever distracted driving risk survey on Monday, revealing that one-in-five drivers admits to having been in a collision because they were distracted—distractions often coming from work-related communications. This statistic comes despite the response from 77 percent of drivers that say they take “every step possible to avoid […]

App Awareness: Onboard vehicle tech becoming a safety issue, advocates say

Toronto, Ontario — Onboard vehicle technologies come hand-in-hand with new vehicle purchases nowadays, but that doesn’t necessarily mean vehicles are becoming safer, advocates say. In fact, CAA is soon planning to launch a public awareness campaign aimed at informing drivers of the risks of distracted driving, with a focus on infotainment systems. “This is a […]