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The dangers of sleep-deprived driving

Did you know that 60% of adult drivers – roughly 168 million people – say they have driven a vehicle while feeling drowsy in the past year alone?

While the dangers of driving while intoxicated or distracted by mobile devices have been widely spread through various campaigns, sleep deprived driving has plagued drivers all over. In fact, 4% – approximately 11 million drivers have admitted they have had an accident or near accident because they dozed off or were too tired to drive.

Boating Safety Tips for Safe Family Fun on the water

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. We published an article awhile back about why alcohol and boating should never mix – and the subsequent rules, risks and penalties that come with it. While many Canadians adhere to these regulations, many take boating for granted and are completely unaware of the significant dangers that can lie ahead if you don’t grasp the magnitude that boating on open waters can present.

Distracted driving laws and how to remain focused on the roads

Good drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. Research shows that drivers who use cell phones are four times more likely to be in a collision than drivers who focus on the road. And when drivers take their eyes off the road for more than two seconds - their crash risk doubles.

Ontario's distracted driving law

In Ontario, it's against the law to:

Accident victim says, “When I came to Gord – he made us feel at home.”

Margo was on vacation when she suffered a horrible fall from a slippery bathroom tub in a motel room. She suffered a serious wrist injury that required extensive therapy. Margo felt that she didn’t have enough for a case and felt like she had to handle her recovery alone. We walked her through the entire process – top to bottom, to make sure we covered every detail and that she only needed to focus on her healthy recovery.

“And when we did get back what we got – I guarantee you, we were very, very happy with it because we were not expecting that,” says Margo.