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What is an Injury Cap and Why Does it Take Away My Right?

An injury cap, simply put, is defined as the maximum amount of money that can be paid out to the victim of a car accident based on the damages they’ve sustained. These caps can be determined based on damage to a particular part of their body, based on a specific assessed condition, or both. Though […]

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Winter Tires Are the Safer Option

All weather tires have flooded the market in recent years, promising drivers a convenient alternative to dedicated winter tires. While it sounds great to get by on one type of tire all year round, all weather tires are a compromise—and your choice to take that compromise could come back and bite you. Learn why winter […]

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Repeat Distracted Drivers to Face Higher Premiums in B.C.

One of the most serious problems on the roadway today is distracted driving. While usually, we think of “texting while driving” as being the concern, in reality, nearly any activity conducted from a smart or cell phone while driving can be a danger. Checking traffic, texting, looking at email or setting a GPS can all […]

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Safety Tips When Driving With Pets  

More than one-quarter of all car crash fatalities in B.C. are linked to some form of distracted driving. In many instances, distracted driving is linked to technology: talking on the phone, texting, or using social media while driving all contribute to distracted driving. Distracted driving is not limited to our love of technology. Anything that […]

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Top Causes of Car Accidents in BC (And How to Avoid Them)

Nobody ever anticipates being involved in an auto accident—let alone causing one themselves. Unfortunately, all it takes is one mistake to cause a serious accident resulting in injury or even death. High-risk driving accounts for nearly half of all vehicle accidents in BC each year, with an average of 143 fatalities occurring as a result of these […]

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Motorcycle Safety Tips

With the warm weather upon us yet again, more and more motorcycle owners will be taking to the streets of Vancouver and the surrounding areas. While there are few better ways to really get outdoors and enjoy the best that Mother Nature has to offer, staying safe on a motorcycle and staying safe behind the […]

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Large Proportion of Marijuana Users in BC Drive While High

A new study from the University of Victoria has revealed that alarmingly high proportions of adult marijuana smokers in British Columbia admit to have either driven high or knowingly entered a vehicle with drivers who were high, as reported by a Vancouver Sun story. The news is particularly worrisome as the federal government prepares to […]

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Police Increase Surveillance for Distracted Driving Month in B.C.

March is Distracted Driving Month in B.C., and in many parts of the province, police officers were out in full force to mark the occasion ahead of schedule, delivering blitzkrieg-type campaigns to ticket drivers, as evidenced by this news story out of Kelowna. In just a one-day period, police ticketed almost 100 drivers in the […]

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Safe Driving Tips for Rainy Weather in Vancouver

When it comes to winter road conditions, Vancouver residents struggle with one thing above all else—rain. The rainy season means that Vancouver driving conditions are not quite as nice as they might be during other times of the year. While it may not be possible to avoid every hazard if you want to stay safe […]

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How Does Insurance Work for Accidents with a Car Share?

Car sharing has evolved from something of a niche concept into a legitimate worldwide phenomenon. As of 2016, there were car-sharing businesses in 33 countries with roughly 4.8 million customers. The Metro Vancouver area alone is home to four popular and separate companies of this type: car2go, Evo, Modo and Zipcar. While people seem more than […]

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