October 14, 2005 -- In Toronto, at the International Conference on Distracted Driving, it was reported that while driving and using your cellphone you are four times more likely to be involved in an accident.

Driving distracted is cause for concern on many levels. There's the safety of you, your family and others on the road, as well as the resulting impact to your insurance rate if there is an accident. When you consider all that is being jeopardized, is taking or making that call while driving really worth it?

"There's no doubt about it," said Gregory Ellis, Co-founder of Kanetix. "At-fault accidents, whether caused by distractions or not, will cost you when it comes to your auto insurance premium. That's why shopping around for your auto insurance is so important."

Through www.kanetix.ca drivers can enter their driving and insurance history, get a list of quotes and then modify their details with accidents, tickets or claims to see how the list of insurers and the quotes they get vary.

For example, if you are a clean driver in Toronto driving a 2004 Honda Civic, you might get a $1633 quote today from Company A and a $1895 quote from Company B. In this scenario Company A is the way to go, right? Perhaps, but if you are in an at-fault accident the quotes you get will be significantly different. In this case, Company B quotes you at $2299 and Company A $3290.

What this shows is that the insurer who, at one time, offered you the best quote, may not be able to continue to offer you the best rates if your driving or insurance experience changes, even with accident-forgiveness. The only way to know for sure is to shop and compare car insurance rates. It's easy to do through www.kanetix.ca and each day the Kanetix service provides thousands of Canadians with comparative insurance quotes online. www.kanetix.ca offers drivers a better way to shop for insurance.

About Kanetix

Launched in October 1999, Kanetix is Canada's leading national, online insurance marketplace. The Kanetix insurance information and shopping service brings consumers and insurance companies together in a one-stop shopping environment. Each day, thousands of consumers visit the Kanetix website at www.kanetix.ca to compare insurance quotes from a variety of Canadian insurance companies. Users can select the insurance quote of their choice and choose to complete the application for coverage online or purchase their policy over the phone.

In addition to the insurance marketplace, Kanetix is a leading provider of online insurance quotation technology and develops online quotation systems and websites for some of Canada's leading insurance providers.

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Gregory Ellis

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