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Health

Survey: Canadians report rise in risky driving behaviour throughout pandemic

Canadians said they have seen an increase in dangerous driving since COVID-19 restrictions have been put in place, according to a survey from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).  The survey, which polled 2,824 people in June, found that a majority »

Health

Survey: Canadians say distracted driving number one cause of vehicular deaths

According to survey results released from Rates.ca, 40 per cent of Canadians believe that distracted driving is the number one cause of vehicular deaths, passing impaired driving.  Rates.ca surveyed 1173 Canadians and asked them about their experiences and concerns with »

Society

Many people drive too soon after cannabis use, says non-profit

About 1.2 million drivers in the big province of Ontario have driven high after consuming cannabis, according to a regional branch of the Canadian Automobile Association. The CAA is a non-profit, consumer- based federation of automobile clubs. The club based »

Politics, Society

Drunk driving law: Charter of Rights challenge (interview)

Case may eventually make it to the Supreme Court of Canada (public commenting is open on all RCI stories at bottom- comments will be shown after examination) The case begins with an elderly woman who went to a liquor store »

Society

Graphic exhibit warns against texting and driving

Cars have been crumpled to replicate the effects of three accidents caused by texting and driving. They have been put on display near Montreal’s city Hall from April 15 to 18, 2019 to try to stop people from using their »

Health

Mental health problems increasing: survey

A large telephone survey has found that in 2017,  10.1 per cent of adults in the province of Ontario reported fair or poor mental health compared to 7.1 per cent in 2016. The proportion reporting frequent mental distress in the »

Economy, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Driving while high: negative cannabis effects linger for hours.

Recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal in Canada as of tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 17. Even as government “pot shops” are preparing what they believe may be a rush on consumption, many concerns remain among a variety of »

Health, Society

Distracted driving: Everybody else is doing it, but not me

Statistics don’t add up A recent survey of Canadians found that some 80 percent said they regularly see other drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel in the past year, but less than a quarter (21%) said they have done »

Society

Many cannabis users drive after consuming

One in seven Canadian cannabis users had driven at least once within two hours of using the drug in the three months before a government survey was conducted. The Statistics Canada survey also found about 1.4 million Canadians said they »

Society

Apple watch technology leads to driving charge, fine

A university student in Ontario found out the hard way there is an unexpected drawback to her hi-tech Apple watch, or “iWatch”. The University of Guelph student was been charged under the province’s stiff “distracted driving” law. That section under »