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Should you be driving if you’re tired?

When it comes to impaired driving, we often liken it to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or being distracted by our cell phones while we’re behind the wheel. 

However, driving while fatigued is a cause of impairment that’s much more prevalent — and just as dangerous. 

Driver fatigue can be defined as physical and/or mental fatigue that reduces a person’s ability to drive. When a fatigued person is driving, their level of awareness, judgement, perception, and ability to react decreases.  

Is your dog causing you to drive dangerously?

As adorable as it can be to see Fido stick his head out the window with his tongue flopping in the wind, unrestrained pets can be a serious safety issue that could lead to severe consequences. 

When dogs climb into drivers’ laps, or when they hop from one seat to the next, they take away from the attention a driver needs to have to safely operate their vehicle.

How to stay safe late in the cottage season

While the summer counts down towards fall, it is completely understandable to want to soak up as much times as humanly possible in your “home away from home.” As many seasoned cottagers know – once the temperature drops and the leaves change – it can be a whole new world in the north.  

Here are six best practice tips on what to get in the habit of when you’re at the cottage in the fall. 

How Insurers Save Money From Accident Victims’ Compensation

Car accidents can change your life in a split second. 

Imagine for a moment that you’re driving home from work one day, and as you are stopped at the intersection, a distracted driver rams into the back of your vehicle.  

The unfortunate truth is this happens all too often. In fact, it is estimated that the average driver will file a claim for a collision about once every 17.9 years. 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

It has been urged that motorists put down their phone and avoid distractions while driving, especially during April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. 

Every day we hear about distracted driving killing people– and yet we never see any change in behavior because of it. Distracted driving is anything that takes the driver’s attention off the road, potentially putting motorists and others in harm’s way. 

How to be a safe and responsible party host during the holidays

The holiday season is upon us! It’s safe to say that our calendars will soon be jammed with endless parties. With this significant uptick in socialization, there’s sure to be a large uptick in alcohol consumption as well. 

There are no excuses for not having a plan to get home safely nowadays – but we still just do not get the message.  

If you are planning to host a party this holiday season, the best thing you can do is plan, plan, plan to make sure everyone is safe while having a great time. 

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