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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.
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.
An 8-year-old boy was playing catch with his neighbours’ dog one evening when the dog suddenly turned on him and attacked. The dog bit the boy multiple times and when police arrived the dog was biting the boys throat. Luckily, the child was sent to the hospital and made a full recovery.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case.
Ride-sharing services, such as Uber, are at the forefront of the most significant change to car transportation since Henry Ford introduced the assembly line. When it comes to the competition, regulated taxi companies, driving on the road can get a bit aggressive – especially when pedestrians flood the city streets.
What’s more dangerous: Texting while driving or drunk driving?
The answer is texting.
Driving a vehicle while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention making it by far the most alarming distraction.