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June 10, 2019

Fraudulent Compliance Markings

Compliance Markings… I am thinking about upgrading the sealed beams on a vintage car to LED headlights. The LED headlights I’m considering are marked “DOT SAE” […]
June 4, 2019

Ignoring Your Own Safety – Seatbelts

When I learned to drive more than 4 decades ago, seatbelts were becoming standard equipment on all vehicles. Fast forward to today and we have seatbelts, […]
May 31, 2019

Weather Network forecasts summer of flash floods and wildfires

The weather this summer could be starkly different across the country, according to the latest long-range forecast from The Weather Network. Chief meteorologist Chris Scott predicts […]
May 27, 2019

Emergency Vehicles and the Traffic Rules

Emergency Vehicles and the Traffic rules… In my travels this week I was overtaken by a marked police vehicle traveling at 110 km/h in the posted […]
May 24, 2019

Society, individuals pay hefty price for private vehicles

Driving is by far that most expensive way to get around, both for individuals and society as a whole, according to a new travel cost calculator […]
May 22, 2019

Travel insurance now more important than ever

By Bob Boughner,  Postmedia News Travel insurance coverage is about to become more important than ever before. The Ontario government plans to eliminate OHIP’s out-of-country travel […]
May 17, 2019

Road fatalities down significantly on OPP patrolled roads this year

Fatalities are down significantly this year on roads patrolled by Ontario Provincial Police, the force said Wednesday amid a cross-country traffic enforcement blitz. The OPP said […]
May 9, 2019

Is sinkhole damage covered under a standard home insurance policy?

Is damage from a sinkhole covered under a standard homeowner’s policy? No, unless the homeowner purchased an earthquake endorsement. The issue came to light recently following […]
May 7, 2019

Q&A: Do I really have “flood insurance”?

Most standard home insurance policies come with limited coverage for water damage — and with extreme weather events making water damage more and more common (to […]
May 3, 2019

Canada’s spring floods, by the numbers

Flooding has forced thousands of residents from their homes in communities across the country as spring brings severe flooding. Here are some numbers from Ontario, Quebec […]
May 1, 2019

Canada: Suspension Of Insurance Coverage

Canada: Suspension Of Insurance Coverage… On April 1, 2019, Justice Guylène Beaugé of the Superior Court of Québec dismissed a suit brought by two insureds (the […]
April 25, 2019

Drive Smart! Please, Not So Close!

Drive Smart this Summer! Cst. Tim Schewe (Ret.) This must have been Following Too Closely Week in British Columbia. I received the story of an incident […]