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Distracted driving- Could New York's proposed "textalyzer" come to Ontario?

Distracted driving laws have been around for a few years, but the dangerous behaviour only seems to be picking up speed. In fact, Ontario statistics indicate that distracted driving collisions now cause twice as many deaths as they did in the year 2000.

Noting the trends, New York lawmakers have been pushing to introduce a new technology, dubbed the "textalyzer". The newfangled device would equip police to detect cell phone use at the scene of an accident, similar to the way they test drivers for blood alcohol level with a breathalyzer. If passed as law, the practice may easily spread across the continent and make its way north of the border.

Accident benefits slashed - Six months later, are you protected?

Last year, you probably got a letter from your insurer outlining major, province-wide changes to your auto insurance policy. Maybe your eyes glazed over as you struggled to make sense of the changes to your benefits. Did you tuck the letter away or throw it out?

It's crucial that you know how the changes may impact you if you are ever injured in a car accident. Don't wait. Here are the nuts and bolts of the changes you face- simplified and in plain English. Once you understand the changes, you can finally make an informed decision on how to protect you and your loved ones.

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