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It’s Not Worth the Risk!

Risk factors are everywhere in our day-to-day lives. Some risks are manageable, some are questionable… and some just simply aren’t worth the risk....

New Year, New Focus on Safe Driving Habits

  To kick off the new year, the Canada Safety Council would like to remind you that winter driving requires extra caution. “Winter driving can...

Take a Bite Out of Distraction

 December 1 - 7 is National Safe Driving Week. Distracted driving is an important topic, both in the safety sphere and in the context of public...

Vehicle & Road Safety

The Canada Safety Council is a proud advocate of safety for road users of all kinds. Whether you’re a cyclist, a motorcyclist, a pedestrian, a motorist, a truck driver, another class of road user or a combination of these, road safety is a shared responsibility. Read on for tips, stats, and more information about our nationally recognized driver training programs, which include the Defensive Driving Course, the Professional Driving Improvement Course, the Gearing Up Motorcycle Training Program and more.

Get Ready for Winter Driving

Don't be caught unprepared for the first blast of winter weather. Before the snow flies, have a reputable garage do a tune-up and inspection on your vehicle to prevent problems. Brakes The brakes must be faultless and equalized so there is no pulling to one side,...

Groundbreaking Research on DUI Offenders

While small in number, chronic drinking drivers are responsible for most of the harm caused by drunk driving in this country.  New discoveries point to approaches that could help these offenders change their behaviour. The Most Effective Interventions One pilot study...

Safe Driving – It’s Your Call

By the end of 2008, over 21 million wireless phones were used in motor vehicles in Canada. With a cell phone in the car you can call for help or report a dangerous situation; Canadians use wireless phones to call 9-1-1 over six million times annually. If you drive...

The Perils of Messy Cars

Messy cars with loose objects can send dangerous flying projectiles if you brake quickly or if you are involved in a collision. Some car designs also allow larger items stored in the back such as grocery bags, suitcases or golf clubs to fly out and strike passengers....

How Cannabis Use Affects Driving

Increase in cannabis use raises concerns that users may be taking the wheel. Research indicates the effects of cannabis on driving are more complex than many assume. Not surprisingly, impairment increases with higher doses. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive...

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Winter driving can sometimes be a daunting task, especially when conditions are snowy or icy. If road conditions are dangerous, consider making alternate travel arrangements or postponing your trip until conditions improve. Follow these steps to keep yourself safe and...

Tire Safety

Tires are without a doubt the most critical safety component on a vehicle. Where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability and braking. Because of this, a sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs at...