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The Insider – July 2011

July 13, 2011

7 Tips For Avoiding Driving Distractions

Summer’s here and with it comes the opportunity for vacation travel. There’s nothing better than getting away to the cottage or visiting relatives in another city.
Unfortunately, there’s a danger that comes with long trips in the car. Travelling in the family vehicle for extended periods of time can test the patience and attention skills of even the most experienced drivers. These distractions may not only cause you to get a ticket, but worse it could cause you to be involved in a car accident.
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Six Things NOT To Do After A Car Accident

A car accident can be a very traumatic experience in itself for drivers, and confusion regarding what to do and what not to do can make matters worse. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, make sure you don’t do any of the things on this list. … read more

 


Accidents Involving Non-Motorized Vehicles

We all know that Canadian residents require car insurance to operate a motor vehicle. The same goes for motorcycles and though it’s not required, (by law) you can buy insurance for boats and other watercraft to help cover the costs of collisions and other incidents. In fact, if you have financed the purchase of your boat, the finance company may require that you purchase physical damage coverage. … read more

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