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Understanding the Anatomy of Distracted Driving

In its purest form, distracted driving can be described as anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or your mind off the drive. Chances are in some variation; we have all fallen victim to some form of distracted driving. Stealing a quick peek at a text during a stop light, changing a song while on the highway or wiping spilled coffee up in the cupholder. While these little acts seem harmless, all it takes is a split second for the 3,000-pound missile you’re driving to be a dangerous weapon.  

5 ways you could be distracted while driving – without really knowing it

Driving is a congnitively demanding task. Anything that takes your attention away from driving can really be a distraction. Taking your eyes off the road, taking your hands off the wheel, and taking your mind off of driving can be fatal.  

Distracted driving is a leading cause of road traffic crashes the world over – and in many cases, you might not even know you’re doing it. Here are five areas you might be self-sabotaging yourself behind the wheel. 

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Player safety is crucial for young hockey players

For many young Canadians, the dropping temperatures mark the exciting beginning of a long-awaited and well-loved time of the year: hockey season!

It’s a time of the year parents can appreciate too – that is, until the puck drops and suddenly, the local arena feels like the Stanley Cup finals with every player ready to risk life and limb to score one for their team. 

So how safe is youth hockey, really? Hearing stories of young and professional hockey players suffering devastating serious injuries can feel all too real, because, well, it is.  

5 Tips for Winter Motorcycling

Although riding your motorcycle during the wintertime is legal in Ontario, it doesn’t mean that it’s always the smart thing to do – and especially doing so unprepared. 

When road conditions are bleak and slippery, it’s usually best to just stay home and not take your chances. 

However, sometimes, riding in these conditions is just unavoidable. 

That’s why it’s important to remember what you must do in order to safely maneuver icy or snowy roads on your trusty mechanical steed. 

Take a look at these 5 tips.

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.  

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