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What to do in the Event of a Collision

Updated: Oct 18 16
 Created: Dec 31 69

It's never fun to be involved in a collision, but it doesn't have to be disastrous either. Here are some things you can do to make it easier.
  • Take a deep breath. Check to make sure everyone is alright. In case of injuries, call 9-1-1
  • Never admit liability.
  • Never leave the scene until all matters are settled.
  • Only move your vehicle if its position puts you in danger, or you're asked by a police officer to do so.
  • Give only necessary and requested information to police and other parties involved.
  • If your vehicle is towed, know where it is taken, and the name and number of the towing service.
  • Remove all valuables, insurance and registration documents form the vehicle.
  • Collect the other driver's name, address, phone number, driver's license and insurance information; vehicle make, model, year and plate number; and names and numbers of witnesses.
  • If possible, call your insurance company from the scene so they can walk you through the information they'll need. If a police report is needed, call the police.
  • Choose a reputable repair facility.
  • Read the estimate carefully, making sure you understand the work to be done.

Drinking and Driving

Updated: Apr 08 13
 Created: Dec 31 69

Drinking and driving has been the cause of many unfortunate accidents resulting in serious injuries and loss of life on our roadways. The following organizations can provide statistics and information pertaining to drinking and driving:

Cell Phones and Safety

Updated: Apr 08 13
 Created: Dec 31 69

Cell phones can be valuable equipment in a car when you need to call for assistance. However, they can also be a distraction if they are used while driving, and many jurisdictions are considering restrictions on cell phone use while driving.

For safety's sake, don't use your cell phone while driving. If you need to make a call, stop your car safely away from traffic before picking up the phone.

Preparing for Winter Driving

Updated: Apr 08 13
 Created: Dec 31 69

Canadians know that winter driving can be treacherous at the best of times. The following organizations can provide tips and information to help you prepare yourself and your vehicle for safe winter driving. We highly recommend having winter tires installed.