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Aviva Canada report highlights ongoing distracted driving issues

  Distracted driving remains a serious problem in Canada despite increased penalties and aggressive public messaging from law enforcement, safety advocates, government agencies, and personal injury lawyers. The growing scope of the issue was recently highlighted by statistics released by Aviva Canada, a national insurance company. According to an Aviva release, the company has seen …

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Can cities do more to protect vulnerable road users?

  A healthy, efficient, and safe transportation network is critical to every city’s economy. Yet, as personal injury lawyers in Toronto and the GTA know, pedestrians and cyclists are perhaps more at risk in 2018 than they have ever been. Road safety experts believe that there are several keys to protecting vulnerable road users, including …

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Safety tips for spring

3 driving tips for Spring Safety Winter is over in Ontario, which means the most dangerous driving season of the year is behind us. However, as every personal injury lawyer knows, spring presents its own safety challenges. Today, we’ll review some safety tips to prepare you for the warmer months ahead. More activity As the …

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Study reveals link between 4/20 and traffic deaths

  For a car accident lawyer in Oakville, Toronto, or anywhere across Canada, the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana is cause for concern. This February, researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) released an analysis of 25 years of data around fatal traffic accidents on April 20. The date, sometimes styled as 4/20, is …

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OPP addresses dangerous trucking with safety blitz

  In December, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a five-day transport truck safety blitz that resulted in thousands of charges and many more thousands of stops. The operation’s success will be of comfort to law enforcement and personal injury lawyers who noticed an uptick in injuries involving commercial vehicles in 2017. “Despite giving advance …

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Allstate Releases Safe Driving Study; GTA Performs Badly

  In late November, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada released its latest Safe Driving Study, an in-depth analysis of company collision claims data covering 93 regions over the 24-month period from July 2015 to June 2017. The study revealed improved safety in certain regions, but an overall 2.5 per cent increase in accident frequency nationwide. …

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Highway 400 crash prompts calls for safety

  A multi-vehicle collision involving fully loaded tanker trucks on provincial Highway 400 has spawned calls from safety advocates and motor vehicle accident lawyers for improved road safety on Ontario’s highways. The 14-vehicle accident, which occurred north of Toronto on Halloween night, caused three fatalities and left a small patch of the highway engulfed in …

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I hit an animal with my car – do I have legal options?

  It’s deer season in Ontario! Ontario’s roughly 400,000 deer are at their most active in November and December, when a combination of breeding, feeding, and hunting pressures spur the population into motion. The animals’ activity often affects road safety: in late October, Ontario Provincial Police warned motorists to beware of deer after more than …

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