Emergency Vehicles

Rules For Approaching Stopped Emergency Vehicles

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If you see an emergency vehicle (police car, ambulance, or fire vehicle) stopped with its red lights flashing on your side of the road or highway, you must slow down and pass with caution. Fines and Penalties If the road has two or more lanes, you now must move over into another lane, if it can be done safely. Failing …

Who Pays For Lost Income After An Auto Accident?

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Every day on average, there are over 600 automobile accidents in Ontario. If you are injured in one and cannot work, your auto policy provides an income replacement benefit to partially replace the income you have lost. The policy will pay 80% of your net income based on your pre-accident employment earnings. Net income is essentially your take home pay …

Guide to Buying a Used Car

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In the market for a new set of wheels, or, new to you, that is? If so, tread lightly because buyers can be taken for a ride if they are not careful. To avoid purchasing a car with hidden problems, consider the following buying precautions: Buyer Beware Excessive wear and tear in the interior, regardless of what the odometer says, …

Does One Car Accident Impact My Insurance Rates?

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Car accidents can happen to anyone–even the best drivers. In fact, rarely does anyone set out to intentionally cause a collision or make a driving error that results in injury or damage to their vehicle or someone else’s. Accident or not, however, someone is responsible for the damages, and if that someone is you, your insurance premiums will likely increase. …

Winter Tires: Are They Really Worth It?

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Most new cars sold in Ontario come with “all season” tires, often marked “M+S” for “mud and snow”. These tires are designed to provide safe, all-weather protection, but are not suitable for snow-covered roads or extreme cold. Once the temperature drops below –10º C, all season tires lose their grip as the tires harden. This is not very desirable and …

Added Safety From A Car Rear-View Camera

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Every year in Canada, thousands of children are injured and hundreds killed because of a vehicle backing into them. Ideally, if all vehicles were equipped with rear-view cameras, future accidents of this type could be eliminated. Many new vehicles come with rear-view video systems, and, as an extra bonus, include warning beeps and guidelines to alert drivers when they are …

Choosing A Driving School: Get Quality Driver’s Training For Your Teen

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Young drivers hoping to reduce their G1 licensing time and qualify for insurance discounts must enroll in a driving school approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) that offers an approved Beginner Driver Education course. The key phrase here is “approved by the MTO” – There are many driving schools out there that are not approved and simply …