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More Distractions: Talking To Infotainment Systems Can Cause Accidents

Distracted driving causes dozens of personal injury accidents in Ontario every year. Usually this involves the use of cell phones or other handheld devices. Now researchers are saying that talking to hands-free infotainment systems can be just as bad, if not worse:

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Pace Law Firm Raises Money For Mental Health Project

Members of the Pace Law Firm team were proud to take part in this year's RBC Run for the Kids. This event raises money for Sunnybrook Hospital's Family Navigation Project:

As many as two million young people in Canada are struggling with a mental health issue, yet only one in five will get the specialized treatment they need. This is largely because families don’t know where to turn to find the right services.

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OPP: Distracted Driving to Blame for 39 Deaths So Far This Year

How much of a problem is distracted driving on the roads of Ontario? A big one. According to this report from City News, two more fatal crashes resulted from distracted driving over the Labour Day weekend. Police charged over 10,000 people for the offense during the same period:

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Police Launch Back-To-School Safety Blitz

September 2, 2014: Toronto police are launching a road safety blitz this week as children return to the classroom:

The "Back to School, Back to Basics – Remember Road Safety" campaign aims to educate drivers, parents and students with back-to-school road safety tips. Police and parking enforcement officials will also be targeting unsafe drivers in school zones during the two-week campaign, which runs until Friday, Sep. 12.

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Two Pedestrians Struck And Killed In Toronto Accidents

August 18, 2014: Two people have been struck and killed in separate pedestrian accidents in Toronto:

Two pedestrians have died after being struck by vehicles in separate incidents in Toronto overnight.

A man in his 60s was walking on the sidewalk on Queen Street East near Parliament Street, when an approaching vehicle mounted the curb and struck him at approximately 1:30 a.m.

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Pace Law Firm BBQ Raises $6000 for Collingwood Hospital

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, Pace Law Firm hosted a BBQ in Collingwood to raise money for the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation. On offer were Loonie Hot Dogs and Toonie Burgers. We're proud to report that we raised $6000 for the foundation. It was a great day, with beautiful weather and generous people in attendance.

Thanks to the staff for making it happen, and thanks to the people who came out in support of a great cause.

See more pics from the event here.

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Pace lawyer Albert Conforzi Included in the Lexpert Directory

Albert Conforzi Listed in the Lexpert Legal Expert Directory

We are pleased to announce that Pace lawyer Albert Conforzi has been included in the Lexpert directory as a leader in his field.

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New Long-Term Study Looks at Head and Brain Injury

Due to a number of lawsuits involving high profile sports leagues, including the NFL and NHL, head injury research is becoming a regular feature in the news. Now, the Toronto Star reports on a new study that is taking this research to a whole new level:

It’s not every day that someone asks me to lend my brain to science and offers me a lumbar puncture to extract spinal fluid for research.

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Campaign Seeks to End Distracted Driving

June 3, 2014: The CBC highlights a new campaign called #PracticeSafeText which seeks to stop distracted driving:

Sending a text message while behind the wheel and other forms of distracted driving can be devastating to families, a group of Ontario teens heard Monday as part of a new national awareness campaign called #PracticeSafeText.

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Police Urge Motorcycle Safety

A report from CTV notes that while warmer weather means the return of motorcycle season, it also means the return of motorcycle accidents. Riders and drivers take heed:

While blues skies and warmer weather may mean the start of motorcycle season for many riders, a rash of deadly motorcycle accidents across the GTA serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that exist when cars and motorcycles share the road.

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