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 […]

Patrick Carpentier teams up with BASF and CARSTAR to lower distracted driving rates

Patrick Carpentier wants to crack down on distracted driving with driver education events.

By CRM Staff Montreal, Quebec — May 23, 2018 — Distracted driving has become increasingly problematic on Canadian roads over the past few years and it is now one of the leading causes of collisions across the country. For this reason, motorsports star Patrick Carpentier has joined with BASF and CARSTAR to host driver education […]

Saskatchewan distracted driving initiative results in 711 offences

Distracted driving is the leading cause of all traffic collisions.

 By CRM Staff   Regina, Saskatchewan — May 1, 2018 — During the month of March, the Saskatchewan police force embarked on another Traffic Safety Spotlight to catch distracted drivers in the act.    Tactics police used included travelling in unmarked vehicles, standing plain-clothed on sidewalks and observing traffic flow from elevated vantage points. The […]

Saskatchewan police targeting distracted drivers

Saskatchewan police are targeting distracted drivers in February, and SGI has rolled out a new ad campaign to discourage dangerous practices such as texting while driving.

Regina, Saskatchewan — February 1, 2016 — Police across Saskatchewan will be watching for people using cellphones to talk, text, email or surf the internet while driving. They will also be on the lookout for other distracted drivers, such as those eating, putting on makeup or programming a GPS. Drivers will be issued a ticket […]

Co-operators to fund research on distracted driving

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By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 19, 2015 — The Co-operators Group has signed a new partnership with the Canadian Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) dedicated to reducing distracted driving in Canada. According to The Co-operators, research suggests that distracted driving is “a substantial factor in road fatalities, and may be equal to or […]

SGI and police targeting distracted drivers throughout October

SGI and police have announced a blitz on distracted driving throughout October.

By Jeff Sanford Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — October 7, 2015 — Saskatchewan drivers will want to keep their eyes on the road this month. Police in the province are paying special attention to distracted drivers this October. Distracted driving is now the third largest factor in car accidents after impaired driving and speeding. Last year in […]