You have a flat tire. Or you need a tow. Or a boost. Or you’ve run out of gas. If you’re like millions of Canadians, you call the Canadian Automobile Association to get you going again.
Next month, a coroner’s inquest will investigate one of Canada’s worst-ever highway calamities – the fiery 84-vehicle crash last September on a stretch of the 401 between Windsor and London. That stretch, which took 8 lives on that occasion and many others before and since, is dubbed Death Alley. Other stretches on other Canadian highways have names like Killer Road. All told, 3000 Canadians lose their lives to traffic accidents each year.