The Insurance Bureau of Canada is looking to increase the awareness of a scam that could be costing you money. Throughout Alberta, people are staging automotive collisions in the hopes of getting insurance money back – but they’re not just affecting those that are involved in the accidents.
In this scam, a driver will deliberately cause an accident
by stopping quickly with no indication of doing so, causing the driver behind
them to hit them from behind. The aim of this swindle is to collect insurance
money for the victim.
It can become costly for you, though. If you factor in the
emergency services, towing, insurance, and medical claims made in regard to the
accident, the money can really add up – even if you’re not part of the accident
“These collisions are false, they are fabricated, and they
translate into Albertan’s paying a price in the form of higher taxes to pay for
police, fire, [and] ambulance to attend the scene,” said Henry Tso, vice
president of investigative services. He also pointed out that it results in
significantly higher insurance costs.
So, how can you avoid this scam? One of the best ways is to
practice defensive driving and keeping plenty of space between you and the
vehicle in front of you. Another way is to utilize a dashboard camera to
capture any potential collisions for evidence should this incident occur.
Contact us at High River Toyota if the worst happens and your Toyota needs repairs.
You’ve decided that you want to purchase a new vehicle, but there are so many options out there. How do you know where to start? We suggest you start by looking at the Toyota lineup. From its innovative safety technologies to its eco-friendly models, Toyota is a solid choice for families. Here, we look at some of the reasons why you should buy a Toyota for your family.
Top-notch safety features. Safety is a top priority at Toyota,
which is why many of its vehicles come standard with active safety features.
This includes the Toyota Safety Sense™ packages, which offer driver-assistance
technologies like a Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, a Pre-Collision
System, and more.
Stay connected with ease. The majority of Toyota models come
standard with a version of the Toyota Entune™ technology. This infotainment
system utilizes smart apps and connective services to make it easy to stay
connected on the go. From music streaming to getting directions to your destination,
there are a multitude of ways this technology can help make your life easier.
Going green made easy. Toyota has been a leader in the
eco-friendly powertrain arena since it introduced its first hybrid engine
decades ago. Now, the Japanese carmaker continues this tradition, offering
innovative powertrains that offer both performance and fuel efficiency. Whether
you opt for one of the Toyota Hybrid models or simply a gasoline-powered
version that will save you money at the pump, you can’t go wrong with this
brand’s green performance lineup.
shopping for a new vehicle, it’s likely you want a car that’s the best of the
best – and what better way to judge a vehicle than by the awards it has
received? If you happen to be looking for a midsize sedan, then look no further
than the Toyota Camry. This car has earned many accolades over the past few
years. Here are just a few of its more recent ones.
2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick
Safety is a top priority for Toyota, which is why it should come as no surprise that the 2019 Toyota Camry was recently given the title of Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Winning vehicles must earn ‘good’ ratings for five of the six crashworthiness tests the IIHS puts them through and an ‘acceptable’ or higher on the newest passenger-side small overlap front crash test.
2019 Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value
The Toyota Camry was recently awarded the top spot in the midsize car segment in the Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Awards. This is the fourth year in a row that the Camry has been honoured with this award in its segment. To earn this award, a vehicle must demonstrate its ability to keep its value over the course of four years.
To learn more about the Toyota Camry, browse our inventory and contact the team here at High River Toyota.