July 7, 2021

Just bought your first car? Congratulations! Here is everything you need to know before you hit the road.

Whether it is a brand new off the lot or new to you Kijiji purchase, your first car is an incredible thing! That sense of freedom can not be put in to words but before you head out on the road, we need to take care of a few things! […]

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September 6, 2019

Digital Pink Slips are coming to a smartphone near you

Drivers in Ontario now have the option of presenting a digital copy of their insurance slip. The Government of Ontario announced yesterday that digital pink slips can be used as proof of insurance, effective immediately. This announcement provides Ontarians the choice and convenience of displaying their proof of insurance using […]

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January 22, 2019

Why are snow tires critical for driving on Ontario roads?

Sometimes, we never know what we’re going to get for winter weather in Ontario. One temperature fluctuation can be met with a snowstorm on a day to day basis. So, when it comes to driving during Ontario winters, having the right tire is crucial. From black ice to heavy snowfall, […]

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January 22, 2019

Prepare to pay $1000 or more on a distracted driving fine

  According to the Ministry of Transportation, more repercussions for distracted driving now make Ontario the province with the toughest penalties for repeat distracted driving offenders. Ontario‚Äôs Transportation minister said the law “allows the province to address unsafe driving behaviours, including careless driving and impaired driving with tough new rules […]

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December 18, 2018

New Impaired Driving Laws in Place

New impaired driving laws are set to be in place today. What’s the deal? Canada’s new impaired driving laws will make our roads “among the strongest in the world.” Police officers now have the power to test anyone pulled over with a roadside breathalyzer test, without needing reasonable suspicion as […]

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November 9, 2017

Stratford, Ontario Named New Hub for Research into Self Driving Vehicles

Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Stratford on Wednesday to announce the opening of the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), which will be an $80-million investment made by the Ontario government. This investment will be focused around research and development on self driving cars. AVIN will bring together industry and academia in […]

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August 31, 2017

New Traffic Laws With Heavier Fines set to Take Place in Ontario

New traffic laws for distracted driving are in place now, right before the Labour Day long weekend. Penalties will be higher if you get caught distracted driving, especially for young drivers. Here’s a summary of the updated penalties: If you have an A, B, C, D, E, F and/or G […]

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March 16, 2017

Reduce Distractions While you Drive

We’ve all been there. You know you should be concentrating on the road but then you get a notification on your cell phone – a text message? An email? Suddenly, it’s that easy to take your eyes off the road and steal a glimpse of your phone. With the OPP distracted […]

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February 26, 2015

Uber’s Popularity Raises Questions for Insurance Industry

As Uber grows in popularity it poses a challenge to the insurance industry as the rules around coverage can be confusing. We found this great blog post by Peter Morris at www.insblogs.com which outlines the potential costs in participating in the Uber app. http://www.insblogs.com/auto/uber-challenge-automobile-insurance-coverag…

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