Live-Saving Facts about Defensive Driving
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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
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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
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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!
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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…

Minimize Bicycle Accident Injury: Protect Yourself
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Minimize Bicycle Accident Injury: Protect Yourself

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According to statistics provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada, about 2% all road fatalities are bicycle riders. Cyclists are particularly vulnerable and need to protect themselves from accidents, as well as in the aftermath of one. Here are some few tips to guide you: Visibility When cycling, always be visible to other road…

Traumatic Brain Injuries
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Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Suffering from a traumatic brain injury is a shock that nobody wants to experience, but unfortunately brain injuries do happen and they can seriously affect every aspect of a person’s life. The severity of a brain injury can range from mild to severe. In many cases the person suffering from the injury may be unable…

Pedestrians Have to Exercise Care Too
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Pedestrians Have to Exercise Care Too

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As a pedestrian, many people assume that they can walk wherever they please and that people have to wait for them. However, that isn’t the case. There are still certain things that you have to do as a pedestrian. You cannot just go out and walk across the street when you feel like it. There…

Driver’s Duty of Care in Pedestrian Accidents
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Driver’s Duty of Care in Pedestrian Accidents

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As a pedestrian, you expect to be able to walk down the street without worrying about being injured. In the event a car veers off the road and ends up hitting you and causing you to sustain injuries, you are entitled to receive compensation. The driver of the vehicle has a certain duty of care…