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March 25, 2019

Should your postal code impact your auto insurance rates? Yes

Should your postal code impact your auto insurance rates? The best answer to this question is yes AND no. There are many good reasons why where […]
March 18, 2019

Woman cuts off own hand with circular saw in brutal insurance scam

A 21-year-old Slovenian woman deliberately cut off her own hand with a circular saw in an effort to cash in on an insurance scam claim, authorities […]
March 14, 2019

IBC: Ottawa’s towing services industry is borderline ‘criminal’

Both the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and local police are calling out Ottawa’s excessively expensive towing services. The call comes after the Ottawa Police Service […]
March 12, 2019

First pot holes and now this? Car insurance rates on the rise

As if the pot holes weren’t enough for Montreal drivers to worry about, car insurance rates are on their way up. The rise comes after several […]
March 7, 2019

Speed camera ahead: Google Maps adds photo radar warnings for drivers

EDMONTON _ Drivers using Google Maps are getting a last-minute warning as they approach some photo radar camera locations. By Colette Derworiz THE CANADIAN PRESS The […]
March 5, 2019

Things That Go Bump in the Parking Lot – Part 2

By Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) Asking for people to send me their thoughts at the end of last week’s article resulted in one of the largest responses I’ve ever […]
February 21, 2019

Ontario motorists are peeved as record-level claims drive auto insurance premiums even higher

A new study from J.D. Power shows customer satisfaction at a low when it comes to car insurance The rising frequency of insurance claims and the […]
February 15, 2019

To See, or Not To See – Tinted Windows

One of my preferred enforcement practices was to use an unmarked car and drive in the right hand lane at or just under the speed limit. […]
February 13, 2019

Insurance claim costs are rising because severe weather is making flooding worse

Financial Post Craig Stewart Opinion: IBC fully stands by our insured loss numbers and their attribution to escalating severe weather events driven by climate change. Claim costs […]
February 6, 2019

Slip-and-slide car accidents: When to tell your insurance and how to negotiate

By Erica Alini | Global News It’s slip-and-slide season in Canada. Much of the country is covered in ice and snow and facing negative double-digit temperatures — it’s the […]
January 29, 2019

#DriveSmartBC – The Lowly Licence Plate

Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) | Jan 29, 2019 The licence plate has one purpose: to quickly and easily identify the vehicle that it is attached to. This is […]
January 24, 2019

5 Hyundai, Kia models have high fire insurance claim rates

The Associated Press | By Tom Krisher January 22, 2019 DETROIT — An insurance study shows that owners of five Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs file […]