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15 Things To Do After An Accident

May 31, 2021|

If injured in an accident, it is important to take all the necessary precautions for your health, and for the benefit of your claim. Here are 15 things to do after an accident. Inform your family doctor of your injuries. Call a lawyer for a free meeting to better understand your rights, obligations, and options. Report the accident to your insurance company, and ask them to send you the accident benefits forms. Fill out and send the required accident benefits forms to your insurance company. Keep copies. Do not speak or meet with insurance adjusters or claim [...]

5 Top Ways to Avoid an Accident

May 17, 2021|

Defensive driving us being ready for any scenario, protecting yourself, as well as others by minimizing the risk of accidents, and preparing for potential hazards. Here are 5 important tips to driving defensively. 1. Put Safety First Always leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you; this will give you more time to react. Lock your doors and wear your seatbelt to protect you from being thrown from the car in a crash. Don't drive aggressively, it will put you in a stronger position to deal with other people's bad driving. 2.Always [...]

Do You Know the 10 Safety Tips For Highway Driving

April 26, 2021|

  Highways are the quickest way to travel. They are a high speed multi lane road, with ramps as entrances and exits. Since the speed is higher, the driving can be more stressful and difficult. Accidents on a highway are oftentimes more serious due to the speed on impact, so drivers need to follow the proper rules of the road to reduce the risk of crashing. Here are 10 safety tips for highway driving. 1. Pick the Right Time to Drive If you're nervous or new at driving, try to avoid rush hour while driving on the [...]

How to Reduce Accidents During Rush Hour Traffic

April 19, 2021|

Traffic is extremely frustrating, but also incredibly dangerous. The more cars on the road, the higher likelihood of a traffic accident occurring. In fact, 25% of accidents throughout Canada are rear-end collisions. The danger of accidents increase when drivers are: Distracted, Fatigued, Impatient and aggressive, or Fail to obey the rules of the road. Rush hour in Canada is between 8am-9am, and between 5pm-6pm. There are a few things you can do to avoid rush hour traffic, which will reduce your chances of an accident. Plan Your Morning Waking up earlier, and getting ready the night before, [...]

Do You Know the 15 Things To Do At An Accident Scene?

March 22, 2021|

Getting into an accident involving a car, motorcycle, bike, or pedestrian is scary. Knowing what to do at the scene of an accident can help you in the long run. Here are 15 things to do at the scene of an accident. Get help for anyone injured. Don't move the victim. Keep the injured person warm. Do not move your car unless it is blocking oncoming traffic. Warn approaching traffic - don't let one accident cause another. Call an ambulance if you think someone may be seriously hurt. Call the police if someone is injured, or if [...]

Why Do Wrong Way Accidents Occur

January 25, 2021|

Everyday drivers trust and assume that other drivers will follow, and know the rules of the road. But even a simple wrong turn can be catastrophic. Seeing headlights coming towards you on a highway is a scary sight, especially when those headlights are in the same lane as you. Wrong was accidents are a less common type of accident, but extremely dangerous and sometimes fatal. So why do wrong was accidents occur? Although signs, barriers, and medians help, wrong way accidents still occur, especially if there is unclear signage, or drivers are unfamiliar with the city. These [...]

When is the Most Dangerous Time to Drive?

January 18, 2021|

During the winter months, accidents rise by 7.4%, and 34% of those traffic incidents are rear-end collisions. The worst time of day to drive is within the first 10 minutes after 5 o'clock. Even though rush hour is 4pm-6pm, within those 10 minutes is when most rush hour accidents take place. Leaving the office even 10  minutes later can reduce the risk of an accident. Studies have shown that the afternoon rush hour (between 4pm and 6:59pm) is the most dangerous with close to 6,000 fatalities out of 37,000. On the other hand, the morning rush hour [...]

How to Avoid the 5 Common Factors for Serious Car Accidents

January 11, 2021|

  In Canada, there are roughly 2,000 fatalities each year from road traffic crashes. In fact, road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death in young people between 5 and 29 years old.   However, you can take the right steps to help prevent injury and death. The common factors leading to fatalities and serious injuries are impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt, and unsafe road infrastructure. 1. Impaired Driving Driving impaired means driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. It is the leading criminal cause of death [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Driving Safety

September 28, 2020|

  All drivers should practice the rules of safe driving. Here are the 10 Do's and Don'ts of driving safety. DO: Check your tires, break pads, oil level, and lights regularly. Pay close attention to the road; check your blind spots, and mirrors. Always wear your seatbelt. Respect the posted speed limits. Keep you children in tested, approved car seats. Be courteous to other drivers, and use your indicators even if there's no one around. Watch out for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and make sure to give pedestrians the right-of-way. When driving in bad weather, keep a winter survival [...]

Tips and Benefits to Using a Roundabout

July 27, 2020|

Roundabouts are the safer, less congested, more attractive alternative to an intersection. In an intersection there are 32 places traffic can collide, or cross. In a roundabout there are only 8. The continuous flow reduces congestion, and slows the vehicles down. There are fewer stops, shorter delays, and a higher capacity of cars can travel at the same time. Here are 5 tips to follow when using a roundabout. 1. Yield to vehicles already in the circle, and watch for cyclists, and pedestrians; 2. Enter the roundabout only when there is a safe gap in traffic; 3. [...]

10 Tips on Throwing a Safe Holiday Party

July 27, 2020|

The holidays are upon us, and that means gathering with family, friends, and co-workers. Winter weather and drinking are not a good mix. If you are planning on consuming alcohol, be responsible and plan transportation. As a host of a party, take the initiative to ensure that your guests are drinking responsibly, and safely. Follow these holiday party safety tips. 1. Limit Your Consumption of Alcohol As a host, you need good judgment in order to make sure your guests aren't drinking too much, and to ensure everyone gets home safely. 2. Invite People You Know By [...]

School Zone Safety for Drivers

July 27, 2020|

With school fast approaching school buses are back on the road. Buses are the safest way for students to travel to and from school, as long as other motorists on the road respect the school zone, and school bus safety rules. Here are 5 rules for school zone safety for drivers. 1. Leave yourself extra time to travel so you don't get impatient. 2. Slow down in school zones, or neighbourhoods around school time. 3. Expect kids to run into traffic. Be on the lookout. 4. Always stop for red flashing lights on the school bus. 5. [...]

National Safe Driving Week

July 23, 2020|

This week, December 1st - 7th, is National Safe Driving Week, a campaign put on by the National Safety Council since 1950. Safe driving should be practiced year round, but especially in winter when dangers on the road escalate. For Safe Driving Week, here are some reminders for safe driving to keep you and your family safe on the road. 1. Get Your Car Winter Ready Getting proper winter tires is a good start to winterizing your vehicle. They should however, remain maintained. Check the traction of the treads, and air pressure regularly. You should also replace [...]

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