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Boosting skills behind the wheel is Canadians' first line of defence TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - To help Canadians improve their skills on the road, TD Insurance has launched a new online resource dedicated to road safety at Devoted to safer driving habits, the site features road-ready tools for new and experienced drivers to help prevent accidents and provide protection for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. "There's a tendency for drivers to assume that once they earn their license, they know all there is to know about driving," said Henry Blumenthal, Vice President and Chief Underwriter, TD Insurance. "Yet for most things in life, we continually try to improve our skills and driving shouldn't be any different. The best defense is a good offense and the tools and resources available on can help Canadians protect themselves and others on the road." Visitors to will find: - Articles on a variety of topics related to road safety, like how to check your tire pressure or advice for driving long distances; - An RSS feed with the latest news on road conditions and local weather; - Traffic rules and tips for safe driving; - Trivia, fun polls and quizzes to test your road safety IQ; - Calendar of car-related events; - Advice on auto insurance, including free online quotes. "Our new national resource on road safety is frequently updated to address seasonal road conditions and provide timely tips to drivers," added Blumenthal. "Many Canadians think that with the start of spring, road conditions will improve. There might not be snow on the road, but heavy rainfall and melting ice can create risky conditions and with spring upon us, this is a good time for both new and seasoned drivers to brush up on their skills." is one of the ways that TD Insurance is working to protect Canadians from the 'accidents of life.' According to Transport Canada, over 600,000 collisions involving more than one million vehicles occur annually on Canadian roads. Safer driving habits may help prevent future accidents. Whether you're taking a road trip, commuting to work, or out for a Sunday drive, the tips and information provided on can help you reach your destination safely. About TD Insurance TD Insurance is a part of TD Bank Financial Group. The wide range of TD Insurance products help protect clients from the 'accidents of life' including credit protection, life, health, travel, home and auto insurance. With more than three million clients, TD Insurance products and services are available through a network of more than 1,000 TD Canada Trust branches, the Internet and telephone. TD Insurance, through its TD Insurance Credit Protection and TD Insurance Life and Health brands, is the number one provider of critical illness insurance and direct life and health premium origination in Canada. And through its TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and TD Insurance Home and Auto brands, is the largest direct-response insurance group in the country. For more information, visit For further information: Meghan Thomas, TD Bank Financial Group, (416) 944-4151,; Jason Graham, Argyle Communications, (416) 968-7311 x 229,

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