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National Road Safety Week is May 14 to 20 this year – and the initiative is a Canada-wide opportunity to raise awareness and to encourage people to be safer while on the roads.
Studies done by MADD Canada show the summer months to be the deadliest of the year for young people who drink and drive. Therefore, it is the ideal time, says Allstate Canada, for parents to talk to their teens about impaired driving.
A recent poll by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada shows that although 94 per cent of respondents are aware of current distracted driving penalties, only seven per cent say this would prevent them from driving distracted. Respondents were more likely to name awareness of the dangers of distracted driving as a deterrent.
Scraping snow and ice off your car each morning, driving in the dark, and sitting in traffic – it’s no surprise that so many Canadians dread driving in the winter. While snow tires can help to increase traction, they are only one weapon in your driving arsenal against Old Man Winter.
Thousands of Canadians will be hosting and attending holiday parties this year and many of those parties will involve alcohol. Do you make a plan whether you’re the host or the attendee? Are you sure your plan is a good one? Here are a few myths and urban legends, courtesy of Labatt Breweries of Canada, that could be giving you a false sense of preparedness.
It doesn’t seem to matter how often we talk about the dangers of drinking and driving. Someone, somewhere, isn’t listening.
According to statistics provided by the Ontario Provincial Police, impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. And sadly, arrests for impaired driving hit a year-long peak during the final weeks of the year.