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Our safety tips and advice

Stay safe on the road

Distracted driving: What to know and how to avoid it

Distracted driving has become a widespread problem across Canada. It’s been dubbed the new impaired driving because it affects driver response time and judgment in similar ways.

Impaired driving: What you need to know

Driving when you’re impaired by alcohol, drugs or fatigue can have serious human and financial consequences. Even if you think you’re OK to drive—it just isn’t worth the risk!

Tips to share the road safely

Walking and cycling are healthy and cheap ways to get around during the warm season. Everyone has a role to play in making safety a top priority on the road. Follow these tips to share the road safely.

How to stay safe during your daily commute

We spend countless hours commuting to work. Unfortunately, heavy traffic and accidents are common occurrences. Here are some ways you can avoid trouble on your commute!

Flat tires and how to prevent them

There’s only one part of your car that touches the road—your tires. At high speeds, a damaged tire can quickly escalate into a dangerous blowout and loss of control. Here’s our advice on how to prevent flat tires and what to do if you get one.

Is your child’s car seat installed correctly?

If you are like most parents, one of the first things you purchase when a baby is on the way is an infant car seat. But are you sure that it is properly installed?

Stay safe at home

6 steps to protect your home from high winds

Imagine Environment Canada just issued a windstorm warning for your area. Is your home in harm’s way? To help you get prepared for the next storm, we’ve put together a list of steps you can take to prevent wind damage to your home.

Common causes of house fires and how to prevent them

Each year, thousands of Canadians experience a fire in their home. Being prepared can make the difference between life and devastating loss. Here are 4 common causes of house fires, and the preventive steps you can take to protect your family and home.

Most common property insurance claims

It happens. You accidentally leave a frying pan on the stove and the next thing you know your kitchen is engulfed in smoke. What do you do?

Get prevention tools on your smartphone

Make your life a little easier. Download The Personal mobile app and get free services and prevention tools on your smartphone.

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Water leak warnings with AlertTM

Protecting yourself against water damage in your home has never been easier with the Alert program. If a water leak is detected, you’ll get an alert on your smartphone.

Alert is available on The Personal mobile app.

Discover Alert

Severe weather alerts with RadarTM

Extreme weather is a new reality in Canada. Luckily, you can prepare for weather risks with Radar, our free weather alert service.

Radar is available on The Personal mobile app.

Discover Radar

Our safety tips and advice

Your safety is our priority. That’s why we’ve put together advice and tips to help you stay safe at home and on the road. Plus, discover our mobile app that can help keep you one step ahead of severe weather and water damage.

These tips are provided for information purposes only. They are general in nature, and The Personal cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.

TM Alert is a trademark of Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc., used under licence.

TM Radar is a trademark of Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc., used under licence.