Category Archives: Car Rental Safety Driving

OPP Wrap Up 2013 Festive R.I.D.E. Campaign

ORILLIA, ON, Jan. 2, 2014 /CNW/ – An early thank you to Ontario drivers seems to have paid off for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as they report significantly fewer impaired driving charge and Warn Range Suspension totals for their 2013 Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) Campaign. The campaign ran from November 23 to […]

Celebrate the New Year with a Safe Ride Home: Keep Ontario’s Roads Safe – Don’t Drive Impaired

Ministry of Transportation, December 31, 2013 – Before you get behind the wheel this New Year’s Eve, make a resolution to ring in 2014 safely – stay overnight, ride with a designated driver, take public transit or call a cab. Ontario is a North American leader in road safety, with some of the toughest impaired […]

OPP First in Ontario to Target Suspended Drivers through Enhanced Licence Plate Recognition Program

ORILLIA, ON, Dec. 11, 2013 – Driving with a suspended licence is about to get much riskier for drivers as the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) become the first police service in Ontario and one of the first in Canada to target suspended drivers with their Licence Plate Recognition Program (ALPR). The OPP is also expanding […]

RCMP begins nationwide impaired driving enforcement campaign

Ottawa, Dec 2, 2013 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) launched a national impaired driving enforcement campaign to coincide with National Safe Driving Week. “We chose National Safe Driving Week to begin this campaign as part of a long-term organizational priority,” says Bob Paulson, Commissioner of the RCMP. “Each year thousands of Canadians are […]

Five things you should know about Impaired Driving

The Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has identified impaired driving as an organizational priority. The RCMP is committed to Canadians and ensuring their safety by increasing our efforts to prevent drinking and driving. Each year thousands of Canadians are injured or killed by impaired drivers. The RCMP asks you to drive safely and […]

Reducing Auto Insurance Rates for Ontario Drivers: Regulation Changes and Towing Review Will Benefit Consumers

Ministry of Finance, December 19, 2013: Ontario is introducing new initiatives to reduce costs and uncertainty in the auto insurance system, including enhancing towing industry oversight. Consultations are underway to develop a province-wide system to oversee the towing industry.  A review of vehicle storage and collision repair practices will also be conducted. The reviews will […]

What to do if you got a Traffic Ticket in Ontario – a friendly advice for the Car Rental Toronto 4U clients

If you are a newcomer or an Ontario visitor renting a car from the Car Rental Toronto 4U, you might not know what to do if you get pulled over by the police. Allow me to give you a friendly advice: First of all, don’t panic! Slow down, switch your turn signal on and pull […]

OPP thanking motorists ahead of Festive R.I.D.E. campaign but not letting their guard down with impaired drivers

AURORA, ON, Nov. 18, 2013 – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking the rare step of thanking Ontario drivers ahead of their 2013 Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign for not driving impaired over the holidays and for helping them get impaired drivers off our roads. The reason for the early thank you […]

The Importance of Having Recalled Vehicles Repaired

Transport Canada is responsible for regulating the safety of the newly manufactured vehicles that are sold in Canada. However, the safety of the vehicles that travel Canada’s roadways on a daily basis also rests with vehicle owners, which include individual Canadians, as well as fleet operators, car rental companies, and used car dealerships. Vehicle owners […]

Drive Safe This Winter

Ministry of Transportation, November 14, 2013 – Ontario Government Committed to Keeping Roads Safe: As winter weather arrives across the province, Ontario is reminding drivers to be prepared for challenging driving conditions. Follow these simple and important road safety tips to help keep roads safe this winter: Be in the know. Check your local weather […]