Cariati Blog

31 May 2018

Ellen’s Law at One Year: Little Has Changed

The CBC notes that it has been a year since Ellen’s Law—designed to protect bicyclists from collisions with automobiles—has passed. In that year, many say that very little has changed…

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23 May 2018

Victoria Day Weekend Marks Beginning of Trauma Season for Ontario’s Emergency First Responders

According to healthcare workers and emergency first responders, Victoria Day weekend—widely considered the first opportunity for Ontario residents to go outside and enjoy warmer weather—marks the beginning of what they…

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18 May 2018

2018 Could Mark Record Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in Toronto

Despite joining other cities in the “Vision Zero Pledge” nearly two years ago, Toronto authorities recently announced that 2018 may be the city’s deadliest year for both pedestrians and cyclists….

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11 May 2018

Motorcycle Accidents Result in Greater Injuries, Costlier Treatment

According to a recent report, motorcycle accidents in Canada are far more likely to result in serious injury or death than car accidents. The report also suggests that the overall…

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20 Apr 2018

Ontario Roads Need to be Safer for Bicyclists

Public Health Ontario currently reports that at least seven cyclists will find themselves in a trauma or emergency ward every day—an alarming statistic that is currently increasing. In recent years, the…

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16 Apr 2018

Tragic Bus Accident Kills 15

On April 7th, 2018; a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer in Saskatchewan. The accident left 15 people dead and at least…

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21 Mar 2018

Toronto Police Launch “Slow Down Toronto” Campaign

Toronto police and city officials are launching a program to try and keep kids safer when heading to and from school. The “Slow Down Toronto” campaign runs from March 19…

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20 Mar 2018

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week

March 18-24, 2018 has been designated as National Impaired Driving Prevention Week in Canada. Cariati Law wants to remind our citizens that driving while under the influence of any substance or alcohol is…

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12 Mar 2018

OPP Launches Safety Campaign to Target Distracted Drivers

Ontario Provincial Police have launched a traffic safety campaign to remind drivers to put down their phones and pay attention. Officers will be patrolling the streets of Ontario looking for…

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20 Feb 2018

Police Launch “That Text or Call Could End It All” Campaign to Combat Distracted Driving

Distracted drivers can be as dangerous as impaired drivers, Toronto police said Monday, February 19, 2018, at the start of a week-long safety campaign to reduce car accidents from inattention. On…

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