Monthly Archives: December 2016

Are winter tires mandatory in the maritime provinces?

Did you know that there is only one province in Canada in which having winter tires on your vehicle is mandatory by law? In 2007, Quebec instituted Law 42 which requires all persons operating a motor vehicle to install four winter tires from December 15th to March 15th of every year. Besides the province of Quebec, no other province has a specific law created in favor of the latter, meaning we are lawfully permitted to drive with any type of tire, all year round. There are certainly dangers associated to this. Though many people chose to install winter tires as [...]

Distracted driving a danger for motorists and pedestrians alike

It is common to hear reports of how distracted driving in Canada leads to accidents involving other vehicles. What is often less talked about is the role distracted driving plays in pedestrian accidents. Many organizations detail the dangers of driving while distracted and how it may lead to a collision. It is reasonable to assume that the danger posed to other vehicles is a danger for pedestrians as well. Experts recognize four types of distractions: visual, auditory, cognitive and manual. What many people do not realize is that some of the nondriving tasks people engage in while driving involves more [...]

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