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  • Impaired Driving Prevention

    Impaired driving is the largest criminal cause of death and injury in Canada. In an average year, more than 1,200 people die as a result of impaired driving and more than 71,500 are injured (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). Most people equate impaired driving with alcohol use, however, in reality there are many substances […]

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  • Operation Lookout

    Studies show that the greatest deterrent to impaired driving is the risk of being caught. Operation lookout is a community program that encourages citizens to report impaired drivers by calling 911. The police will treat the call as a number 1 priority and will dispatch an officer to stop the impaired driver before anyone is […]

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  • Preventing Distracted Driving

    What are the risks? The following content comes from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. A recent study shows that when drivers take their eyes off the road for more than two seconds their crash risk doubles. A driver using a cell phone is four times more likely to be in a crash than a […]

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  • Safe Summer Driving

    Most people don’t realize that your risk of being in a collision is higher in the summer time than in any other season. The following information from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario will explain why this is so and provide you with some helpful tips to prevent a driving mishap. Could you stop in […]

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  • Seat belt/Airbag Safety

    Regardless of where you drive, and no matter how safe a driver you are, sudden stops and collisions do happen. Even if your vehicle is equipped with air bags, always wear your seat belt. If you don’t, you may not be in the right position to benefit from the protection air bags provide. Air bags […]

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  • Winter Driving

    Here’s what you need to know about driving in winter road conditions: STAY ALERT: Weather conditions can change quickly, placing extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. Keep your focus on the road and on other vehicles. Eliminate all distractions and make sure you are well rested. SLOW DOWN: Always drive according to […]

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