Follow the Money: ICBC publishes map of most dangerous intersections on Vancouver Island

Victoria, British Columbia — An interactive map published by British Columbia’s provincial insurer delves deep into the specific intersections on Vancouver Island where the most auto collisions occur—incidentally, also giving shop owners a good idea of where to invest in advertising. According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s data, which is as recent as […]

GO GO GO: Metrolinx warns of impatient drivers with shocking safety PSA

Toronto, Ontario – Sometimes, we all make difficult decisions. We reach a fork in the road; a turning point meets us. A watershed moment arises, and the decision reaches critical mass. Unfortunately, for one driver, their decision resulted in ending up in front of a moving train; the driver was literally at a crossroads in […]

Potholepalooza: Hamilton’s Barton Street tops 2022 Ontario’s Worst Roads list

Toronto, Ontario — Save money on hydraulics and take a trip down to Barton Street instead—CAA South Central Ontario’s 2022 worst roads list has been released. From the heavily-trafficked arteries of Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa’s downtown cores to the county roads of Eastern Ontario, CAASCO has yet again compiled a driver-sourced list of the province’s […]

Foreign Exchange: MPI to offer licence exchanges to Ukrainian refugees

Winnipeg, Manitoba — As hundreds of refugees fleeing war in Ukraine arrive in Canada by the planeload daily, Manitoba Public Insurance has announced that they are offering driver’s licence exchanges for newcomers in need of a lift. As of Monday, Ukrainians will be able to exchange their Category B passenger vehicle licence for Manitoba full […]

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 […]

Wiper Woes: Ford recalls more than 650,000 vehicles for faulty windshield wipers

Toronto, Ontario — Faulty windshield wipers have been identified as the cause of the latest recall issued by Ford, currently affecting more than 650,000 pickups and SUVs on U.S. roads. Transport Canada has yet to provide details on whether any vehicles in Canada are affected, though the U.S.-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has […]

Systems Check: Toyota, Lexus recalls 460,000 vehicles for stability software glitch

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota is launching a recall to get to the bottom of a software issue currently affecting about 460,000 vehicles, 41,000 of which are in Canada. The company has identified a software glitch that can cause a vehicle’s vehicle stability control to not switch on when the vehicle is started. The recall affects […]

Preparation is Key: Manitoba reports few collisions despite ongoing snow storm

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Manitoban drivers gave the rest of Canada a crash course in not ending up on a crash course, as officials reported that calls for emergency assistance were uncharacteristically low despite this week’s blizzard. News that 25 centimetres of snow is on the way for mid-April can be hard to accept, but drivers […]