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Canada’s National Road Safety Week Takes Place the Week of May 12-18

While commuter traffic as a whole is reduced worldwide as a result of COVID-19 mitigation efforts, roadways in Canada continue to be an important part of day-to-day life for a wide variety of people including essential workers getting to and from work, delivery services and emergency responders and vulnerable road […]

May 14, 2020 ×

Automotive, News

COVID-19 restrictions delay studded tire removal deadlines

COVID-19 restrictions delay studded tire removal deadlines

AKRON—Officials in Alaska, Oregon, Quebec and Washington state have extended their respective deadlines for removing studded tires because of COVID-19 pandemic-related business hour limitations. The extensions for getting studded tires removed are: • In Alaska, May 11 instead of April 1 or May 1, depending on latitude; • In Oregon, […]

April 23, 2020 ×

Automotive, News

Winter tires mandatory on most B.C. highways starting Tuesday

British Columbians travelling most of the province’s highways will need to have winter tires equipped, starting Tuesday. Motorists driving on those highways without the correct tires risk a possible fine of $109 and could be turned back from their destination. Approved winter tires in B.C. either have the M+S (mud […]

October 9, 2019 ×

Automotive, Events, News

Canada Road Safety Week 2019

In 2019, Canada Road Safety Week will take place from Tuesday May 14th to Monday May20th. Each day of Canada Road Safety Week will be dedicated to a different road safety risk factor, with Saturday, May 18th being designated National Enforcement Day.  All enforcement agencies across the country are invited […]

May 14, 2019 ×

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Winter isn’t over yet — here’s how to stay safe on the road

Drivers across Ontario have had to contend with severe winter weather over the past week and while the storm has passed, a Kitchener driving instructor says it’s never too late to brush up on your winter driving skills. Mick Sayer is the president of Advanced Road Craft, which offers courses […]

February 20, 2019 ×

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The truth about studded tires

Anyone living in a winter climate who has entertained more than a passing fantasy of winning a rally stage is familiar with the reflected glory of studded tires. With gleaming metal claws gripping ice and snow, studded rubber is presented as the ultimate when it comes to control and performance […]

January 30, 2019 ×

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New Year’s Resolution – Be a Safe Driving Advocate in 2019

January 2, 2019 (TORONTO) – It is back to work for many people today and while many of us have made resolutions for the New Year, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) encourages everyone to put safety first. An easy resolution to make, and keep, is to focus our attention on […]

January 3, 2019 ×

Automotive, News

New impaired driving laws to hit streets next week

Stricter impaired driving laws are set to come into force next week. When Bill C-46 kicks in on Dec. 18, police will be able to demand a breathalyzer test from any driver pulled over for violating traffic laws or at a check stop. “The problem we face right now is […]

December 11, 2018 ×

Automotive, Industry Statistics, News

TRAC Winter Tire Report: Winter Tires Prevent Hazardous Road Situations

TRAC Winter Tire Report: Winter Tires Prevent Hazardous Road Situations

TRAC’s 2018 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study shows that 80 per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision. The Study also found that 76 per cent of Canadian […]

December 6, 2018 ×

Automotive, Driving Tips

Canadian Drivers Believe Winter Tires Saved Them

Canadian Drivers Believe Winter Tires Saved Them

Eighty per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision, according to a new consumer survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). “Canadian […]

November 13, 2018 ×