Celebrating Responsibly during the Holiday Season
201612.07
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Celebrating Responsibly during the Holiday Season

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As the holiday season approaches, celebrating responsibly is the name of the game. If you’re planning on attending parties this season, here are a few tips to consider. Understanding that there are ways to have fun while staying safe will protect you and others. 1. Designate a Driver – The holidays are a time for…

Daylight Savings Time And Car Crashes
201611.24
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Daylight Savings Time And Car Crashes

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Experts have warned that Daylight Savings Time (“DST”) can be bad for one’s health. People have debated about whether we should continue the practice of moving time forward and backwards. Proponents of this change argue that it helps reduce electrical consumption. People opposed to Daylight Savings Time have stated that this practice disrupts people’s sleep…

Winter Driving Hazards: Be Prepared
201611.08
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Winter Driving Hazards: Be Prepared

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Smart Use of Snow Tires and Chains Do you have snow tires or chains? Do you know how to fit the chains properly? If not, they won’t be useful. Snow tires designed for your vehicle can improve safety in the wintertime. Don’t buy the cheapest brand at the store; ask for professional advice from your…

Accident Benefit Claims: Most Common Injuries
201610.25
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Accident Benefit Claims: Most Common Injuries

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Car accidents are devastating. Depending on the severity of the impact and circumstances surrounding the crash, injuries may be inevitable. If you have been hurt in an accident, you may consider a personal injury lawsuit. You are not alone at this time of need; legal advice can help guide you through the difficult process and…

Time Is Critical for Addressing Spinal Cord Injuries
201610.13
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Time Is Critical for Addressing Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal cord injuries can happen when an individual is involved in an automobile accident or slips on a wet surface. Some people have accidents that were not their fault, and are eligible for compensation. An accident that involves the spinal cord can affect a person’s ability to work or support themselves and their families for…

Live-Saving Facts about Defensive Driving
201609.21
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Live-Saving Facts about Defensive Driving

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It’s easy to think about the rules of the road from your own perspective: watch your speed, stay in your lane, use your turn signal, and avoid distracted driving. What about the other drivers out there on the road, though? Be aware of your surroundings to keep yourself safe. Look Ahead It might sound obvious,…

Pedestrian School Year Safety Tips
201609.13
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Pedestrian School Year Safety Tips

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With the school year resuming, early morning and after school traffic is ramping up. At this time of year there are more drivers and pedestrians on the road. This means there is an even greater need to focus on safety. Car drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians share the road and share the responsibility of keeping the…

Watch Out, Kids Crossing! Tips for Following New School Zone Rules
201609.08
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Watch Out, Kids Crossing! Tips for Following New School Zone Rules

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SCHOOL ZONES The Ontario Ministry of Transportation posts five-sided school zone signs with a fluorescent yellow/green background near designated crossing areas. The signs depict black symbols of a male and female walking. When drivers see such a sign, they are required to slow the vehicle, drive with extra caution, and watch for children. In Ontario,…

It’s Road Construction Season – Keep Safe This Summer!
201608.08
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It’s Road Construction Season – Keep Safe This Summer!

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Canadians like to joke we have two seasons: winter and construction. Summertime has arrived, and with it — road work and its expected delays. At this time, some valuable hints and tips will help ensure your personal safety, as well as those on the road around you. Your chances of an accident may be increased…