So You Think You Can Drive?

A look at drivers in Canada*

What's up with tickets where you live?

Eighteen per cent of car insurance quotes in 2011 included at least one ticket. By province, the breakdown was:

  • Alberta: 18%
  • Ontario: 18%
  • Quebec: 24%
  • New Brunswick: 9%
  • Prince Edward Island: 11%
  • Nova Scotia: 13%

Burn rubber! Get a ticket

Of all the drivers, regardless of where they lived, 15 per cent indicated they had at least one ticket. The single most popular ticket is for speeding and the top traffic tickets in 2011 were:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to obey traffic sign/signal
  • Failure to carry/produce proof of insurance
  • Failure to wear seatbelt
  • Use of a cellular phone while driving
  • Signalling offences

You're in the driver's seat

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* thought it would be interesting to look at some of the driving habits found across the country based on the information entered when getting quotes. Kanetix® offers online Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Ontario car insurance quotes. As a result, it is only drivers from these provinces whose aggregated data was used. The data comes to us from the collective group of drivers who, in 2011, completed online auto insurance quotes through


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