3 Ways to Reduce Damage in a Crash

No one wants to be in a crash but despite best efforts, a collision can be unavoidable. If you see a crash is imminent there are steps you can take to avoid, or at least reduce, the damage and injury risk.

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Stopping Rubberneckers

Vehicle crashes can lead to some serious traffic tie-ups, but a lot of the problem isn’t from the crash itself but from rubberneckers. People just can’t seem to look away from crushed metal and mayhem. The gawkers slow down and that causes more people to slow down so they take a look and slow down even more and so on and so on. A solution seems to be proving successful in Britain and it’s keeping traffic flowing smoothly.

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Tow Truck Drivers have a Dangerous Job

Many people mistakenly think of tow truck drivers as the bad guys that take away illegally parked or repossessed cars. Some know them as helpers when your car breaks down or a flat tire needs to be changed. An even smaller percentage probably don’t realize just how dangerous the world of tow truck driving can…

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What To Do When You Come Upon an Accident Part II: First Aid

When you come across an accident your first instinct may be to rush in and help. But if you don’t know what you’re doing you can actually cause more damage and injury. There are things you can do that will help and you don’t need certification or extensive training to do it. The first thing…

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What To Do When You Come Across An Accident Part I

Being in an accident is a stressful time for those involved. It can also be stressful for witnesses. Many don’t know what action to take when they see crushed metal or an injured person and freeze or do something that may make matters worse. Being a bystander and going in without a sense of plan…

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The 5 Most Common Reasons for a Breakdown

It is never a good time to be left stranded at the side of the road because of a breakdown. Standing there kicking at the dust, or even your car, waiting for a tow truck to arrive. It’s even more aggravating when the breakdown occurs because of something that was preventable. Here are 5 common…

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Will Winter Tires be Mandatory in Alberta?

As the temperature dips and the leaves fall people’s minds start to turn to thoughts of winter and getting their winter tires out of storage. Study after study has shown winter tires work, but should they be mandatory? The question gets raised every winter about whether a law should be passed forcing drivers to install…

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Safety Before You Hit the Road

You probably think about how to stay safe behind the wheel all the time, but have you ever considered how you can prevent safety issues before you even get in the car? Taking preventative measures can help stop accidents before they happen. Here are a few things you can do to stay safe before you…

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Dumb Drivers Do Dumb Stuff

We have all seen those shows “World’s Dumbest Criminals,” and other such shows but when people crash vehicles for moronic reasons it not only can be dangerous but it can also be funny, after we make sure there were no injuries of course. Kick back and relax as you enjoy the next five stories of…

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Responsibilities of Those Involved in a Car Accident

Car accidents can cause a major disruption of one’s day at best. If an injury results from the accident the complications increase. Knowing your responsibilities ahead of time can help you to stay calm and follow through with the proper protocol. Criminal code section 252 (1) in Canada has specific guidelines for accident victims to…

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Who Causes the Most Accidents?

The topic of who causes more accidents has been debated for years. Are the young inexperienced drivers the cause the of a majority of accidents or is it the older more experienced drivers? What would your guess be? Since the age of technology, it seems everyone both young and old have cell phones attached to…

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The World’s Toughest Tow Truck

If you have seen one tow truck you have seen them all, or at least that is what most people will tell you. All tow trucks are pretty much the same thing, but have you ever saw the tow truck that is known as the world’s largest tow truck? A towing company based in Kelowna,…

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The Facts on Distracted Driving

We have all probably seen that commercial where the young girl is driving her SUV with her friends, the cell phone dings and she begins to type a text to her mother. While texting she swerves into the other lane where a woman is driving with her 2 young children in the back seat. The…

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3 Things To Remember In An Accident

No one likes to be in a car accident, but with so many drivers on the road today, car accidents are bound to happen. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports “there were 2.24 million crashes with injuries in the U.S. in 2010.”

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Handling an Engine Fire

As car owners, we never want to think of all the bad things that could go wrong while we are on the road. However, we should all be prepared should an emergency arise. According to the Business Insider website about 17 cars catch fire every hour in the United States. That is a scary number…

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