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Fault in a T-Bone Collision

Monday, 06 November 2017

Fault in a T-Bone Collision

#AskZevBergman

Motor vehicle accidents are sudden, violent events happening, in many instances, without warning. It’s common for the drivers involved in an accident to be unsure about what just happened. Police and investigators interview witnesses and sift through the wrecked vehicles and other evidence to piece together the facts to determine how the collision happened and who was at fault. One of the more difficult types of accidents to determine fault is a T-bone collision in which the front of one vehicle smashes into the side of another.

High Rise Fire Safety

Friday, 03 November 2017

High Rise Fire Safety

#AskCoreySax

Commercial and residential high rise buildings have become a common sight in most cities throughout Ontario. Cities, such as Toronto where 30 percent of residential buildings are at least five storeys tall, have come to rely on taller structures to accommodate the increased demand for housing and office space. Occupants of high rise buildings should have an action plan in place in the event a fire breaks out in their building.

Safety Tips for Older Drivers

Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Safety Tips for Older Drivers

#AskStephanieSlavens

Baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1965, are one of the factors contributing to an aging Canadian population. According to the 2016 census, the number of senior adults in the country outnumbers children for the first time. One place where this is apparent is on the nation’s streets and highways where older drivers are involved in more accidents than any age group other than teenagers, which prompted Ontario to institute testing procedures for anyone 80 years of age or older seeking to renew a driver’s licence. It is important for the safety of all drivers and pedestrians for older drivers to heed a few tips for safe driving.

How To Prevent Falls At Home

Monday, 30 October 2017

How To Prevent Falls At Home

#AskJeremyDiamond

Most people like to think of their home as being a safe place, but statistics released by the government prove otherwise when it comes to falls and the serious injuries they can cause. Falls are the leading cause of children ages nine and younger being admitted to the hospital. For older adults living in Ontario, falls are particularly dangerous and account for more than 100,000 emergency department visits and 20,000 hospital admissions annually. There are steps you can take to make your home a safer place and prevent falls from occurring.

Halloween Safety While Trick or Treating

Friday, 27 October 2017

Halloween Safety While Trick or Treating

#AskIsaacZisckind

The streets of communities throughout Ontario will soon be filled with ghosts and goblins of all shapes and sizes in search of assorted sweet treats and perhaps a bit of mischief on Halloween. Children are more interested in the contents of their bags of goodies than in watching out for cars, so here are a few tips for parents and motorists to help keepthe little ones safe.

Tips for Field Trip Safety

Monday, 23 October 2017

Tips for Field Trip Safety

#AskSandraZisckind

School field trips offer an opportunity to expand the education process for youngsters. They expose students to new experiences and frequently allow teachers to use them as an extension of the lessons being taught in the classroom. Unfortunately, accidents and mishaps happen when groups of students and teachers engage in organized activities away from classroom. Advance preparation and planning are essential for a successful and safe field trip. If you are a teacher, school administrator or concerned parent, here are a few tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable field trip experience.

Minimum amount of liability insurance required by law might not always be enough

Friday, 20 October 2017

Minimum amount of liability insurance required by law might not always be enough

#AskKevinButler

Many Ontario drivers do not have adequate liability insurance coverage due to changes in the insurance laws seven years ago reducing benefits while offering drivers the opportunity to purchase additional coverage. Sadly, a new study shows up to 25 percent of motorists are not even aware the laws changed, and only seven percent of drivers purchased extended liability insurance and only six percent opted for extra medical coverage.

How The Demerit Points System Works

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

How The Demerit Points System Works

#AskMichaelBlois

If a police officer stops you for driving while talking on your cellphone without using a hands-free device can cost up to $1,000 in fines if you fight it in court and lose. In fact, the cost of that ticket could be far greater than the fine you must pay under the demerit points system in Ontario. Accumulating too many demerit points could lead to the suspension of your driver’s licence.

Who Do You Take Action Against If Your Child Is Seriously Injured At School?

Monday, 16 October 2017

Who Do You Take Action Against If Your Child Is Seriously Injured At School?

#AskStevenWilder

School teachers and administrators have a difficult job looking out for the safety of the child parents entrust to them each and every day. When accidents happen and a child is seriously injured the primary concern for parents is their child’s wellbeing. Later, after the child receives the medical care and attention needed, concerns arise about what action can be taken and who is liable.

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