Category: Collisions

A couple of months ago, we wrote about what makes something a “minor injury” in terms of car accident benefits. Today we’re going to review the other two categories of injury: “non-catastrophic” and “catastrophic”. Before we get into the details, it’s important to explain that “minor injury” and “catastrophic injury” are both categorizations made in […]

The Minor Injury Guideline (MIG) is a policy under Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), which is a piece of legislation that sets out the rights, responsibilities and rules for insurance companies and insured persons in dealing with auto insurance claims. The current version of the MIG was released in 2014. What is a Minor […]

After a recent spate of wildlife collisions on Ontario’s roads, it’s a good time to review some strategies to avoid hitting deer and other wildlife while behind the wheel. Deer collisions happen year-round, but according to the Canada Safety Council, they “peak in October and November, which is the mating season and the time for […]

There’s a new road safety tool on the streets of Ottawa and other communities throughout Ontario: photo radar. Also known as “automated speed enforcement” (ASE), these speed cameras are now in place in various school zones in Ottawa as part of a pilot project, which began July 13th after a four-month delay due to the […]

The great weather during the last few days of spring is irresistible for motorcyclists in Ontario. After a long winter and months of isolation to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s understandable that people are especially keen to get some rides in as summer arrives. Yet not everyone who goes out on their motorcycle […]

Earlier this month, OPP Sgt Kerry Schmidt shared that since January 1st, 2020, more than 400 Ontario drivers have been caught or charged with impaired or dangerous driving in the GTA alone. Clearly, despite all we know about the horrors of impaired driving, many people are still making deadly choices when they get behind the […]

Winter has arrived in Ontario and snow plows are out clearing city streets and highways. Plows are a welcome sight after a big snowfall, but with the benefits of snow clearance comes risk.  Due to their size, function and design, plows can result in dangerous or even deadly situations when care is not taken. So […]

Most people are happy to set back their clocks annually as the extra hour of sleep is a most welcome bonus at a time of year that is beginning to get dark and dreary. Research indicates that there is a noticeable spike in motor vehicle collisions after we “spring forward” early in the year, a […]

ATVs (also known as quads or off-road vehicles) are a popular recreation and transportation option in Ontario, and with the leaves changing colour and hunting season in full swing, fall is a favourite season for many ATV riders. Like snowmobiling, ATVing has many enthusiasts, most of who play it safe and respect the rules of […]

We’ve written about Vision Zero–a proven set of road safety principles that is gaining momentum across Canada— several times over the last few years.  Where are things at here in Ontario in 2019? Let’s take a look at what’s been happening with Vision Zero in our province. Kingston Kingston city council will consider a draft […]