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 […]

Knocking At the Door: Canadian collision industry weighs in on drivers of labour shortage

Toronto, Ontario — Canada is facing a skilled worker shortage. Even in the sparkle and shine that is the collision repair industry, little help can be found. This Spring, Collision Repair magazine shared asking readers to respond to questions related to apprentice onboarding within the industry. Collision centre owners and managers were urged to complete […]

Steer Clear: Wildlife collisions rise as daylight savings time sets in

Toronto, Ontario — As daylight savings time comes into effect and we in North America enjoy our extra hour of sleep, an antlered antagonist settles into its hiding spot, ready for its mission as one of god’s cute little kamikaze missiles. Deer cause more than one million auto accidents in the U.S. every year, costing […]

Accident Insights: OPP say collisions down for 2020, but fatalities up

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released collision and fatality data for 2020, showing a decline in total collisions for the province but an increase in fatalities. Last year saw 26 percent fewer collisions than 2019, though the fatality rate was 22 percent higher.  A large number of deaths were deemed preventable […]

OPP data shows decline in frequency of collisions

A report released by the Ontario Provincial Police shows crashes were down in Ontario in 2015 compared to 2014, but fatalities rose overall.

Toronto, Ontario — March 13, 2016 — Crashes on Ontario’s highways fell by over 6,000 in 2015 compared to 2014, according to a report released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The OPP responded to 69,469 road collisions in 2015, compared to 75,644 in 2014. Most of the accidents occurred between passenger vehicles. Breaking down […]