August 31, 2018 09:45
RSA Canada seeks to raise awareness of all road users, not just motorists, the highway safety code from its platform TruceTO. According to the insurer, the lack of education on the rules of safety and signaling contributes to numerous accidents that take place each year.
According to a survey commissioned by RSA, 50 % of pedestrians do not necessarily know when cyclists have right-of-way, and 33 % of cyclists have stated that they have noticed recently a sign whose meaning is unknown. Since the beginning of the year 2018, 20 pedestrians and a cyclist died of an accident involving a motor vehicle in Toronto.
Of interest to insurers
“As a provider of motor insurance, RSA has a genuine interest in road safety, regardless of the aspects. By encouraging Canadians to watch out for each other, to pay more attention to what is happening around them and to familiarize themselves with the Code of the road, we hope to see a decrease in the number of fatal accidents, and a greater tolerance on the roads of Canada, ” said Donna Ince, senior vice-president, personal Insurance at RSA Canada.
The platform TruceTO contains tools, resources and advice on road safety. It is also possible to fill in a questionnaire to test their knowledge.