How Prepared for an Accident Are You?

An accident can happen at any time, often with little to no warning. Emergency rescuers will respond as soon as they can, but it may take time before they’re able to get to you. Until a rescue team arrives, it’s up to you to handle the situation appropriately. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany accidents.

Being prepared for an unforeseen accident may seem like a big job. Many people don’t know where to start, so they never start at all. How prepared do you feel you are for an accident? Take this quiz to see how prepared you are and what areas you can work on. Continue reading

Winter Driving in Northern Alberta

As the holidays approach, we wish everyone a safe winter season.  Driving in Northern Alberta can be dangerous in the winter.  Each year it seems like drivers have forgotten how to drive in the ice and snow, so drive defensively and do not trust that other drivers will do the right thing.

What can you do to stay safe? Here are our top 5 list:

1) Slow Down  –  Speed is the biggest contributor to winter accidents.  Stopping distances are much greater in the winter.

2) Use Winter Tires – Winter Tires can make a big difference.  They don’t make up for too much speed, but coupled with safe speeds they may stop accidents from happening. Continue reading