Laws for Smoking in a Car

In 2014, Alberta banned smoking in a car when anyone aged 17 and younger is present. In section 3.1 of the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act it states, “no person shall smoke in a vehicle in which a minor is present.” The reasons are myriad, but the main one is to reduce exposure of minors…

False Insurance Claims are a Crime

Inflating or creating a false insurance claim is never a good idea. Depending on the level of fraud committed, penalties can range from a hefty fine to jail time. Many make think it is a victimless crime, but insurance fraud affects everyone. According to Aviva Canada, false insurance claims cost over $1.6 billion dollars annually,…

How to Winterize Your Vehicle

As we have already had a major winter wallop of snow in Calgary, we each got a crash course in remembering how to drive in hazardous conditions. But while we might feel slightly prepared for winter driving, it’s also important to prepare our vehicles for the winter months as well. Vehicles are valuable commodities that…

What to Know About Cannabis and Driving

As cannabis officially became legal on Oct. 17, all vehicle owners are reminded that taking cannabis and driving could lead to serious criminal charges and a major hit to your driving record. According to the Alberta government’s website, all drivers suspected of being criminally impaired through taking cannabis and driving will face an immediate 90-day suspension…