Author Archives: Michael Slater QC

October .11 .2017

Why ‘Nice’ Isn’t Always Right on the Road

When is being nice and courteous not always the right thing to do? When you’re on the road. Waving something through traffic or a busy intersection at the wrong time can cause injury or worse. And it...
April .18 .2017

Driving and Marijuana: A Dangerous Combination?

A recent study in BC showed that among frequent marijuana users, 80% of men and 75% of women admitted to driving after consuming marijuana in the previous month. While some will claim they are...
April .11 .2017

Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions

You’re in the stands cheering on your kid as he or she is playing their favourite sport, when suddenly, they take a hard hit to the head. You panic, rush to the sidelines, and make sure they are...
March .14 .2017

Are Distracted Driving Laws Tough Enough?

Marc Garneau was the first Canadian in space, but now as the federal Minister of Transport, he’s blasting off again – this time against distracted driving in this country. Just recently, Garneau came...
December .31 .2016

7 Resolutions for a Safe 2017

Every new year means new resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, saving money, or spending more time with loved ones, it’s good to start the year with new goals.
December .13 .2016

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter is here and that means making some changes and plans for how you tackle the roads. One little snowflake is so delicate, but a billion of them at once can be deadly. Same is true with raindrops.
November .9 .2016

Are You a Petextrian?

Like an army of zombies left over from an apocalypse or a cheesy horror flick, you see them everywhere – people walking around, absorbed in their mobile phones. They’re texting or checking social...
October .25 .2016

Avoid Hitting the Moose

Bears, elk, moose, deer – big wildlife is a reality across a country as large and as forested as Canada. Our highways cut across their habitat, resulting in thousands of crashes each year. In fact,...
October .4 .2016

Bike Safety at Night

With summer behind us, the days ahead are shorter and darker. If you’re a cyclist in the Vancouver area, that means a change of clothing and a change of mindset. While most other Canadians are...
September .13 .2016

Hey Kids, No Texting and Driving!

Would you drive drunk with your kid in the car? Of course not! Then why do you text and drive? You’re putting their lives at risk and teaching them a horrible lesson. If they’re drivers or close to...

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