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Road Rage - What's The Cost of Agressive Driving?

By Jake McCoy on Aug 5, 2022 8:45:00 AM

Most people are familiar with the term “road rage” and have an idea of what it means. They would likely associate it with someone swearing and/or yelling at other drivers from their vehicle, honking unnecessarily, or generally driving unsafely out of agitation. This behaviour is actually more in line “aggressive driving”. You might be thinking that those sound interchangeable, but there is an important distinction between them.

Topics: Risk Management safety Car Insurance Car Insurance Edmonton distracted driving UBI Road Rage Aggressive Driving
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True or False? You should always fill your gas tank full rather than adding $10 - $20 at a time.

By Rob Stevenson on Mar 1, 2020 3:45:00 PM

We've all had this experience one time or another: you're late for an appointment and realize that your gas tank is running on empty, rather than taking the time to fill it up you just put enough to hold you over. For some of us this is more than just a rare occurrence, for some, this happens every time we visit the gas station.

So, are we saving more than just time when we only fill the tank part way or is it better to always fill your gas tank full each time we visit the pump?

Topics: Car Insurance Edmonton filling up gas savings
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Will a Hit and Run Leave you High and Dry?

By Rob Stevenson on Jun 27, 2019 11:18:00 AM

If you've ever had an auto insurance claim you may have heard on of the drivers in the claim referred to as the "at fault" party. That's because most car insurance claims are paid by the at fault party's insurance company. So what happens if you don't know who the at fault party is? What happens in a Hit and Run. We sat down with Tammy Moody, Armour Insurance's, personal line's manager to find out if a hit and run accident will leave you high and dry.

Topics: Car Insurance Car Insurance Edmonton hit and run
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Why Use Premium Gas?

By Rob Stevenson on Jul 27, 2018 11:02:51 AM

At my local gas station this morning, regular gas was selling for $1.24/L and premium was 14¢ more expensive at $1.36/L. That's a whopping $8.40 difference if I were to fill my 60L tank. Not as much as I expected actually, but I will be putting regular gas in my car anyways. So why spend the extra $8?

Topics: Car Insurance Quote Car Insurance Car Insurance Edmonton gas savings
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Uber Ride Sharing Insurance Now Available

By Rob Stevenson on Jun 30, 2016 4:40:17 PM

With the blessing of Alberta's Superintendant of Insurance, Uber is back and its drivers will be properly insured. Uber announced their July 1 return to Edmonton today as new rules will allow for Intact's proposed new Ride Sharing Insurance coverage to become a reality under  Alberta's SPF 9 insurance code.

Topics: Car Insurance Car Insurance Edmonton uber
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Should Slow Moving Vehicles Always Stay in the Right Lane?

By Rob Stevenson on Mar 29, 2016 11:42:00 AM

It can certainly be frustrating when you get pinned in behind slower moving vehicles driving shoulder to shoulder down the QE2. The fact is that sometimes life in the fast lane isn't all that fast on Alberta roads, but what do the Alberta Traffic Laws say about this. We took a closer look at the Alberta Traffic Safety Act to uncover some Rules of the Road when it comes to slow moving vehicles. 

Topics: Auto Insurance Car Insurance Car Insurance Edmonton Auto Insurance Edmonton traffic laws
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Push for Change to Allow use of eSlips Across Canada

By Rob Stevenson on Feb 10, 2016 9:30:26 AM

CSIO (the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations) released a legal advisory report this week suggesting change in legislation across Canada to allow consumers to use electronic proof of car insurance rather than the traditional hardcopy pink slips we are required to use today.

Topics: Car Insurance Car Insurance Edmonton
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Are Uber Drivers Voiding Their Car Insurance?

By Rob Stevenson on Jan 21, 2015 9:36:00 AM

Cab drivers across the country have been protesting the drive sharing app, Uber. This app turns your phone into a virtual dispatch and payment center, allowing regular citizens to easily offer rides for pay in any city that has enough users to warrant the service. 

Topics: Insurance Fraud Car Insurance Car Insurance Edmonton
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Spring Car Maintenance Tips

By Rob Stevenson on May 6, 2014 8:32:00 AM

A long cold Alberta winter can wreak havoc on your car or truck. Low temperatures, salt and sand covered roads and driving through heavy snowfalls work against your vehicle all winter. Here are some spring maintenance tips you can use to fix any damage your vehicle may have sustained and make sure your car is running in tip top condition on the first dry roads we've seen since October!

Topics: Car Insurance Car Insurance Edmonton
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Tired of Paying for All the Bad Drivers Out There? UBI is Here to Help!

By Rob Stevenson on Mar 4, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Do you often wonder how some of the other drivers on the road ever passed their driver's exam? Are you tired of paying high car insurance premiums caused by all the other bad drivers on our roads? Are you hoping that someday the insurance companies will wise up and give all of us good drivers a break? Well, you may find that your wishes will be granted sooner than you think.

Topics: Car Insurance Car Insurance Edmonton intact insurance User Based Insurance UBI Telematics Pay as You Drive Insurance


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