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Dangerous Driving Habits That Need to Stop

Driving is a skill that has been learned by many, but mastered by only some. For teenagers, owning a car is the gateway to independence, and for adults who don’t live in booming metropolises it’s basically a necessity. Driving is a rite of passage, and that’s why every teenager cannot wait to get their hands on their own set of keys. 

However, the reality is that operating a motor vehicle is a serious responsibility. Since driving is so common, many people behind the wheel often forget the risk they are taking by mindlessly developing bad habits.

How to Perfect Your Boat Trailering Skills

In Southwestern Ontario, the population in lakefront cottage country skyrockets during the summer months. Every July and August, families and friends pack up their vehicles and begin their journeys to find water. The weather throughout the year fails to permit many water related activities, so summertime provides the ideal climate for boating enthusiasts to dust off their trusted vessels and take them out for a spin.

The Long Weekend Safety Cheat Sheet

During a busy week, an upcoming long weekend can feel like a prize for all your hard work. Summertime getaways are special events that are looked forward to by Ontarians far and wide. Long weekends provide the ideal opportunity for individuals to get out of the city, and appreciate the water and woods. However, many cottage country activities pose serious safety risks if individuals fail to take caution.

Your Safety Cheat-Sheet for Opening Your Cottage This Spring

Time at the cottage is meant to be relaxing and fun, but a serious accident can quickly turn a nice vacation into a stressful ordeal – especially in remote locations. Cottage owners and their guests have the duty to act responsibly in order to prevent injuries at the cottage. 

When you arrive in cottage country this spring, it will be worth it to check common problem areas of your property to assess for any substantial damages left by winter weather.

ATV Injuries are a Common Occurrence Across Canada – How Can You Stay Safe?

Boundless trails and wilderness make riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) a popular choice for Ontario’s outdoor enthusiasts. While they are mainly used for recreational purposes, the results of an ATV accident are just as serious as an automobile. 

In Ontario, approximately 15 people a day are admitted to hospital emergency rooms for injuries resulting from an ATV crash.


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