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Top Five Frauds of 2017 unveiled by Manitoba Public Insurance

Winnipeg, MB (Jan. 12, 2018) – The combination of keen-eyed estimators, security cameras, highly-experienced investigators and tips from the general public all proved to be valuable in assisting Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) in its anti-fraud efforts in 2017. MPI’s annual top five fraud list is selected by reviewing a number of factors: sheer uniqueness of… Read more »

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Ontario Auto Rates Rose In Q4 2017

Toronto, ON (Jan. 15, 2018) – The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) reviews filings from insurance companies which offer auto insurance in Ontario. FSCO has provided an overview of the filings which were reviewed in the fourth quarter of 2017. Average Rate Changes Seventeen insurers representing approximately 40% of the market based on premium… Read more »

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Happy New Year! Now Resolve to #DriveSober in 2018

Traffic Safety Spotlight for January is impaired driving Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 — Many New Year’s resolutions are forgotten by the time you finish singing “Auld Lang Syne,” but your friends at SGI have come up with a resolution that’s easy to keep. “This year, we’re asking everyone to resolve to drive sober in 2018,”… Read more »

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Outdoorsy Expands to Canada – Bringing the RV Sharing Economy to Millions of Canadians

Outdoorsy and Aviva Canada team up to bring an RV peer-to-peer marketplace to Canadians coast to coast. Toronto, ON (Dec. 14, 2017) — Outdoorsy, the largest and most-trusted RV rental marketplace, announces its launch to all Canadians today. Both RV owners and renters alike can now travel across Canada or the USA in motorhomes, campervans,… Read more »

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Progress in curbing drinking and driving but continued vigilance needed: poll

Ottawa, December 10, 2017 — The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is pleased to announce a new fact sheet that summarizes findings on self-reported drinking and driving in Canada. This fact sheet is based on the Road Safety Monitor (RSM) 2017 poll conducted by TIRF, in partnership with Beer Canada and State Farm®. The results indicate that… Read more »

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IIHS presents 62 vehicles with Top Safety Pick awards

Ruckersville, VA (Dec. 7, 2017) – Just 15 vehicles qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS after the requirements were strengthened to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes. Another 47 vehicles earn the Top Safety Pick award, which now requires acceptable or good headlights. In… Read more »

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Tackling the issue of distracted driving

Government, Traffic Safety Researchers, Industry Gather in Toronto at the International Conference on Distracted Driving October 2, 2005, Toronto – More than 100 researchers, industry experts, government officials and delegates from around the world are gathering in Toronto this week to examine the issue of driver distraction. Co-hosted by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and… Read more »

Making Ontario Auto Insurance More Affordable

Province Introduces Fair Auto Insurance Plan to Promote Better Care for Victims and Affordable Rates for Drivers Toronto, ON (Dec. 5, 2017) – Ontario is taking action to make auto insurance more affordable for the province’s nearly 10 million drivers by introducing the Fair Auto Insurance Plan. The plan includes significant reforms that will address… Read more »

Rising claims costs drive auto insurance rate increase application: Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

VANCOUVER, Feb. 2 — As a result of significantly increased costs for injury claims, ICBC has applied for a 6.5-per-cent increase in 2006 basic insurance rates with the BC Utilities Commission. If BCUC approves the rate increase that ICBC is proposing, basic insurance premiums would increase by $38 for the average customer. The filing updates… Read more »

IIHS: Most small cars aren’t economical for crash repairs

ARLINGTON, VA – September 4, 2008 – Low-speed collisions happen every day in commuter traffic and parking lots. These “fender benders” end up costing car owners a lot of money and aggravation because the bumpers on many cars aren’t designed to handle what should be a no-damage event. In a series of crash tests, the… Read more »