VICTORIA – Red light cameras are being upgraded around British Columbia to help identify vehicles speeding through intersections. The provincial government says the new technology will be installed on cameras at intersections where there are a high number of speed-related crashes.
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Saskatchewan motorists caught using wireless devices while driving could be hit by the province’s auto insurer with a $200 penalty; second-time offenders could lose their vehicle for a week, Saskatchewan Government Insurance warns.
Drivers in Newfoundland and Labrador pay much more for auto insurance than drivers in the rest of Atlantic Canada do, said Don Forgeron, president and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).
Car insurance deductibles can be the source of a lot of confusion, although in reality they are quite simple. When deciding on an auto insurance policy, the cost will be affected by the deductible, so it is good to know what this is
With its cap on minor injury awards announced Tuesday, British Columbia’s government monopoly auto insurer is moving towards a model used by other provinces that have private auto insurance systems, Insurance Bureau of Canada says.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) recently conducted a study on usage-based auto insurance and found that the use of telematics to monitor driver behaviour and to help adjust rates could lead to better drivers overall.
In Ontario, every insurance company must have changes to their auto insurance rates approved by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and each quarter, FSCO publishes these rate changes. The latest rate changes have been released.
Canadians are sounding off on texting and driving in a new survey by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). Of those polled, 83 per cent believe texting and driving is a bigger issue today than it was three years ago. In fact, it tied with impaired driving as the number one road safety concern of those surveyed.
Insurers are eager for systemic change, which is why they welcome the announcement in Ontario of a new Fair Auto Insurance Plan. The new plan promises to tackle entrenched problems like “duelling assessments,” along with many other problems that must be fixed to lower the cost of auto insurance for consumers. The Globe’s series echoes the findings of the recent report by David Marshall, Ontario’s adviser on auto insurance, who is also highly critical of that province’s current system, which requires lawyers and insurers for collision victims to each gather their own medical information.
It can be said that as a whole, society has become too reliant on technology. And this can hold true to a point, it would do well to stop staring at phone screens so much and focus on those living and breathing around. However, technology can be a helpful tool, making more time for that which matters most. Thanks to technology and the rise of all things digital, there have been developments in the insurance world, making things easier for the customer. Here are 4 tools to help makes insurance easier:
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