Trusted Tips and Resources

Trusted Tips & Resources

Trusted Regina Autobody Shop gives us some TIPS on safe driving in Saskatchewan

Bergens are a local family business and from the moment you walk in the door you will be treated like family! 

They are proud to have an amazing 80 Years Auto Body Experience, and they have been serving Regina Auto Body needs for over 30 Years....they have a loyal customer base that simply wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Bergen's are an SGI Accredited Regina Auto Body and Collision Repair shop  , they offer courtesy cars to their clients and they specialize in foreign vehicles. They are a part of the Auto Body Category.

SAFE WINTER DRIVING IN SASKATCHEWAN 

Driving conditions in Saskatchewan aren’t always ideal. Inclement weather can affect roads and as a motorist, you need to adjust your driving habits accordingly. On average in Saskatchewan, road and weather conditions are a contributing factor in more than 8,500 vehicle collisions each year. These crashes result in an average of 1,530 injuries and 21 deaths annually.

It’s important to recognize that poor visibility – whether caused by rain, snow, fog or bright sunlight – gives you less time to react to hazards.  Slowing down and constantly scanning the road in front of you is the best way to stay safe.


TIPS AND TRAVEL GUIDELINES

  • Posted speed limits are for ideal driving conditions. When those conditions deteriorate you must slow down in order to maintain control of your vehicle. So even if the posted limit is 100 km/h, in poor conditions you should be driving under that speed.
  • If possible, prepare your car before your trip by checking the battery, windshield wipers, and fluid levels.
  • Be sure your headlights and taillights are functioning properly so that you can see (and be seen) in low visibility.
  • Remember to use caution near intersections when the roads are slippery. Another driver may be approaching too fast and be unable to stop, so you should always look both ways before proceeding, even if you have the right of way.
  • Leave more distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you when driving conditions are poor. Slippery surfaces increase your stopping distance, so following another vehicle too closely could result in a rear-end collision. This is especially true in the winter when snow and ice present a unique challenge to drivers.
  • Stay safe in the cold by checking the road and weather conditions before your trip and ensuring that your vehicle has a full tank of gas.
  • Clear snow from your vehicle and be sure your windows are completely free of frost before hitting the road.
  • When you’re driving in the winter, keep both hands on the steering wheel and try to stay in 1 lane as much as possible.
  • If you begin to skid or lose control of your vehicle, remain calm and take your foot off the accelerator. Don’t lock the brakes. Instead, brake steadily, look where you want to go and steer in that direction.
  • A roadside emergency kit is another essential part of safe winter driving.
  • roadside emergency kit is another essential part of safe winter driving.
  • roadside emergency kitBuy or put together and maintain an emergency kit that has:

    • a shovel
    • Blankets
    • Snow brush
    • Ice scraper
    • Flashlight
    • Batteries
    • Flares
    • Booster cables
    • Candles
    • First-aid kit
    • Food
    • Water cup

No matter what causes poor driving conditions – from a winter blizzard or a summer rainstorm – remember that your 1st choice should be avoiding travel altogether. Wait until the conditions improve to ensure that you arrive at your destination safely.

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Trusted Regina Lawyer gives us some advice about why you should consider fighting Traffic Tickets

MacKay & McLean provides the professional services of a large Regina law firm, with the intimate attention of a small firm. The legal process can be daunting and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. MacKay & McLean is with you every step of the way.

MacKay &  McLean are TRUSTED REGINA LAWYERS

Should you fight your traffic ticket?

Here are some important points to consider when deciding if you should fight your traffic ticket.


Did you ever feel that when you received a traffic ticket you were already considered guilty?


If you were told you were cheating on an exam, would you simply accept it? 

If your bank told you that you’re being charged a fee because you overspent, when you didn’t – would you just “pay it?” 

Would you just accept being over charged at the grocery store and not say anything?

The average person’s experience with the police is nearly always with a traffic stop. Most of us are nervous with this singular encounter. The expectation is that you have been caught doing something against the law and the expectation is that you will just take the punishment of paying the fine.
Make no mistake Traffic Tickets are an industry and the only significant revenue source, besides taxes, for the court system. Most cities and towns with a police force place the amount expected from traffic tickets as part of its yearly budget. Conflict of interest bleeds through the entire system. 


Here are some of the many reasons why you should consider fighting your ticket:

  • Civic duty - government considers it a good source of extra revenue. Fighting them discourages over-use 
  • Just paying the ticket costs money
  • It will cost you more money when you renew your license
  • Tickets affect your driving record
  • To many tickets can effect whether you can drive, or not
  • It can affect your insurance premiums
  • Points against you licence can add up quickly but take a long time to disappear
  • Maybe you just want time to pay your ticket - fighting it often gives you more time
  • You might not actually be guilty of anything

How to Decide Whether to Fight or Fold
Before assuming the ticket can’t be beaten and resigning yourself to writing out that check, we encourage you to take a hard look at the facts to see if you have a reasonable chance of success. You may be surprised at the variety of legal grounds available for defeating your ticket. 


Here are some questions to determine whether going to court makes sense:

  • Was the officer’s view of what occurred ­obstructed by other moving vehicles or ­stationary objects like trees, fences, or ­buildings? If so, this allows you to argue that the ­officer could not have clearly seen the ­alleged offense and gives you an opening to sell your ­version of events to the judge.
  • Did the officer stop the right car? It is quite possible in heavy traffic for an officer to see a violation committed by one white minivan (a 1995 Plymouth Voyager, for example) and to stop ­another (an almost identical white 1994 Dodge Caravan) farther down the road. Your ability to claim this happened (“the officer got the wrong driver, Your Honor”) obviously goes way up if you can show that because of a curve in the road, construction project, or just heavy traffic, the ­officer lost sight of the offending vehicle ­between the violation and pulling you over.
  • Was there an actual, provable error in the officer’s approach or methodology? In citing you for speeding, did the ­officer correctly pace your vehicle or properly use radar, or laser to establish your speed?
  • Do any other legal defenses exist to the law you’re charged with ­violating? For ­example, if you were charged with driving too slowly in the left lane of a multi lane highway, it is a legal defense that you were planning to turn left.

For more questions and help with any legal issues consult with our Trusted Regina Lawyer Robert MacKay

Here is a list of more consumer tips by Robert MacKay 

Robert MacKay's team provides professional, personalized service and with their assistance, you can rest assured that you will be handled with the utmost consideration and care.

They  provide a full range of legal services including:

  • Real Estate & Mortgages
  • Wills & Estates
  • Family Law & Divorce
  • Commercial & Corporate Law
  • Litigation & Personal Injury

ROBERT Mackay is your TRUSTED REGINA LAWYER!



Trusted Regina welcomes it newest Trusted Partner Regina Battery Depot to the directory!

The Trusted Regina community are proud to welcome our newest Regina partner on the Trusted Regina directory Regina Battery Depot is your Trusted Regina battery store! 

You may know their sign but we want you to know how excellent it is inside this long-standing Regina battery business.

Regina Battery Depot is your Trusted Regina Battery Expert!  


You will find them listed under the Regina specialty retail category on the TrustedRegina directory or you can simply use our simple search tool and search ' BATTERY'. 

Why did we put them under specialty retail? Because they sell so much more than just Automotive batteries!

After four decades of energizing the rapidly evolving world of electronics, one thing has always stayed the same about the Regina Battery Depot: they are able to provide almost any type of battery a customer can imagine; from automotive to commercial, from hearing aids to digital cameras, from alkaline to rechargeable, they carry a battery for virtually anything. If they do not carry the battery, or they can’t rebuild it, they will do their best to source it for their customer. 

When putting them through the Trusted Regina verification process we quickly found out how great their service is. We personally telephone survey many of the applicant's past customers and in this case, every one of the people we spoke to gave them 10/10!!  

Here is what some of their customers had to say to our local team:

"Love these guys! Always have a battery for whatever I need - whether it is a remote starter for my vehicle or a watch battery.  They even take out the old battery, test it, then put in the new one. My place to go for all my battery needs." Pauline Relkey


"Their Customer Service is outstanding will be a customer for a long time" Gary Winslow.

Not sure 25+ people is enough? Check out their 80 Google reviews or the many others around the web...such as their customer below... 

"I went on what was probably the busiest day in years. -40 temps killed tons of batteries including my own. It was lined up right to the door 4 or 5 wide... it was like a black Friday sale at visions there was so many people. But I didn't have to wait too long and you can bet they had my battery" Marcus


The Regina Battery Depot has literally decades of helping the people of Regina and surrounding area!  Originally opened in March of 1971 in a small shop on Winnipeg Street. The business has remained on Winnipeg Street since then, but not always in the same location. In 1974 they moved down the block and in 1991, they moved again to their current location, right across the street.  

To find out more about them and their products check them out Regina Battery Depot is your Trusted Regina Battery Expert!  



Our Trusted Regina Auto Body Repair professionals at MAACO Regina tell us why Certifications matter.

When you’re trying to find an auto body shop, comparing pricing alone is tough. You may end up with a bunch of estimates that are all completely different. How do you tell what you’re getting for your money? How do you choose the best auto body shop? One of the biggest things you should consider is their certifications.   You want to make sure whoever works on your vehicle is properly qualified and trained. Certifications are one way to make sure both the collision repair shop and the repair technician you choose have been trained in the most current repair techniques and technologies available.

Maaco Regina has gone to great lengths to ensure they are Certified in many ways.  In addition to having been given the thumbs up by Trusted Regina.  Here is a list of their certifications and some descriptions to explain why they are important and what they mean to you. 



I-CAR Gold Class Certification is a independent third-party certification process that is quite literally the gold standard for collision repair. That means this Center is extensively trained in the latest tools and technologies of the trade.  I-CAR (The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing those in the collision repair industry with the knowledge and skills to achieve a complete and safe repair. Shops who achieve I-CAR’s highest level of training are designated as I-CAR Gold Class Professionals, considered the highest level of training in the industry.

All ProFirst Certified shops are validated for their skill and expertise, commitment to a complete, proper and safe repair, to ongoing industry education, and to customer satisfaction. Each shop is validated annually by an independent third party to help ensure a high standard of repair quality. Honda is committed to providing safety for everyone, in the way Honda and Acura cars are built, and in the way they are repaired after a collision.