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Do’s and Don’ts for driving safely in fog

Fog is a thin layer of cloud resting on the ground and can reduce visibility for drivers, resulting in difficult driving conditions. The best thing to do is to avoid driving in fog. Check weather forecasts and if there is a fog warning, delay your trip until it clears. If that is not possible or you get caught driving in fog, there are a number of safe driving tips you should follow. If visibility is decreasing rapidly, move off the road and into a safe parking area to wait for the fog to lift.

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: