No matter how important that next call or notification may seem, distracted driving simply isn't worth the risk. In 2019, distracted driving penalties in Ontario have become much more severe, with fines of up to $1,000 on your first offense.
Drivers with a conviction on their record can also expect their insurance premiums to increase by upwards of 20% or in some cases, find it difficult to secure coverage at all.
New renters often assume that they don’t have anything of value or to replace all of their items wouldn’t cost much, and so they skip out on purchasing renters insurance. Many think that the building owner or landlord carries insurance that will protect them as well and this is just not true. The building owners insurance policy is to protect the building itself and will not cover any of your belongings.
Our harsh winters affect our vehicles in a variety of negative ways and many of these ways can cause issues with safety or even starting your car.
Our winter is long and cold and for some, the only way to survive is to escape to a tropical destination for a week or two. When you leave your home for an extended period of time it's important that your home doesn’t look uninhabited. This is especially important when you go away in the winter as your walkway/driveway can become snow covered and give the appearance that someone is away.
In Ontario, distracted driving collisions causing death have doubled since the year 2000. Data on collisions from 2013 show that one person is injured in a distracted driving collision every 30 minutes and a driver using a phone is four times more likely to crash than a driver focusing on the road.
When it comes to wildfire, you have the ability to protect your home, cottage, or resort. Although it seems like not much can be done to protect your property from wildfire, there are easy steps you can take to reduce your vulnerability.
It's no secret that Northwestern Ontario is a boater's paradise. And now that boating season is in full swing, it’s important for eager boaters to keep safe and be mindful when on the water.
Since 1990, wildland fires across Canada have consumed an average of 2.5 million hectares a year. Wildfires are a serious threat, and it’s crucial that you know what to do before, during, and after a wildfire.
The arrival of spring is bittersweet time for motorists. On one hand, winter driving is behind us. On the other is the bi-annual ritual of swapping your tires...
Old man winter may be on his way out, but he’s leaving potholes in his wake.