Living in Canada, we get used to dealing with cold weather for many months of the year and are no strangers to driving in winter conditions. That also means that most people understand and account for the hazards experienced when driving in cold weather.
The production of automobiles of all types has evolved, from agricultural and forestry machinery, to heavy trucks and recreational vehicles – on land or sea. And so has the investigation into the events of an accident, fire or mechanical loss!
Lack of protocol is often the root cause of accidents. Did you know that in 2018, over 1000 workplace fatalities occurred in Canada? Heat sources near flammable substances, poorly constructed stairs, vehicle collisions, the causes vary.
Insurance fraud has been around for years and is showing no signs of slowing. Not only are there individual policyholders looking to make a quick buck on a claim, but organized crime has also entered the fold. It is believed that auto insurance fraud, which involves acts committed to fraudulently obtain payment from an insurer, costs taxpayers over $1 billion annually.
In many parts of Canada, the warm weather signals the start of the trailer towing season. From Recreational Vehicles to tent trailers and all sizes of boats, towing is often part of our summer plans. While trailer towing can be a great way to bring additional toys with you on vacation, the connection between the vehicle and the trailer needs to be done right to ensure safe trailering.
Personal dashboard cameras, or dashcams, have become more prevalent and important for the average driver on today’s roadways. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and mounting options; whether it is a stand-alone camera unit, a GPS integrated system, or a replacement rear-view mirror with a forward-facing camera, there are many ways to ensure that roadway interactions are recorded and preserved on video.
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