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2016 New rules of the road you need to know

It may not be the start of 2016 anymore but the new laws on the road in Ontario are still in effect.

As of Jan. 1, all private insurance companies were required to offer discounts to drivers who are buying and installing winter tires. It is important that the tires have either a peak mountain or snowflake logo on them, are installed on all four wheels and are the same tread pattern and size.

Overlooked car safety tips for your growing family

Whether you are driving by yourself or with a van packed full of kids, getting to your destination safety is the utmost priority. Now what if we told you that you were overlooking some safety precautions that would increase your family’s safety? 

Here are vital tips for the vehicle that will help your growing family stay safe on the road.


When to move your child to the next seating level

How to be a safe driver – and pedestrian this winter

With the sun setting earlier in the day and the unpredictability of the weather, it can be difficult for drivers to see people walking near or on the sides of the road. The onus should be on both parties to effectively do their parts to ensure the utmost safety.

Here are three things for both drivers and pedestrians to do in order to help prevent an accident before it happens.

The battle for cyclist space in downtown Toronto

Toronto is the type of metropolitan hotbed that boasts many modes of transportation to zip around town. When the weather is nice – and even when it’s not, Torontonians still take to their bicycles to get them from point A to B. With the massive influx of people, there is a perennial battle for space between cyclists and cars – and cyclists are forced into downtown traffic by cars parking to the side of the road all the time.

How to pack an emergency kit for your car

In ski resort towns across the globe, packing emergency kits for your car is of the utmost essence because you never know when a mighty storm might plough through leaving you stranded on the highway for hours. You don’t need to live in Vail, Colorado to appreciate the preventative measures these ski town folk take to ensure they aren’t left to deal with Mother Natures’ wrath.


Important Information for Winter Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity in Ontario. Just remember that there are risks to consider every time you head out. Knowing how to prepare and operate your vehicle safely will help make sure you have a safe and fun ride. The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario has outlined these safety tips and pertinent information that all snowmobilers need to know for this coming winter.

5 cold-winter woes that will leave you stranded

As we enjoy the last nibble of fall’s mellow temperatures, our gaze can’t help but look to the impending weather to come (especially after last year’s below freezing winter.) One of the biggest challenges facing Canadians is the struggle to get around town when there is a massive blanket of white covering the city.

Here are 5 of the worst winter woes that plague commuters everywhere, and how you can plan ahead for them.