Category Archives: motorcyclists

March .25 .2013

Pedestrians Have the Right of Way

On the road, a pedestrian always has the right of way. Once they have entered a crosswalk, even if it's against a light, they have the right of way to finish crossing. In Farand v. Seidel, the...
March .7 .2013

Time to Spring Ahead

It's Daylight Savings Time this Sunday, March 10. That means less sleep for many of us who are already sleep deprived. The New England Journal of Medicine conducted a study that showed loss of sleep...
March .5 .2013

Take Extra Care On Your Drive Home Today

News 1130 reports there is a greater chance of getting into a car accident during your drive home than when you drive to work in the morning. The Canadian Institution for Health Information reviewed...
February .19 .2013

Tired? Don't Drive!

I've blogged before about the dangers of driving while tired. And now the Province reports that a new study from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows just how serious a problem it is. The...
January .4 .2013

Drunk Driver Pleads With Public from Jail

"Please, please, don't drink and drive," pleads Natasha Warren after she was sentenced to 37 months in jail for killing 22 year old Kassandra Kaulius while driving drunk in May 2011. Warren was also...
December .31 .2012

Hosting A Holiday Party? Be Careful!

A young man falls asleep at the wheel while driving home after a night of drinking. He crashes into a ditch and is paralyzed. The Vancouver Sun reports that his employer provided him with the alcohol...
December .7 .2012

Help Keep Pedestrians Safe This Winter

The Province reports that in the span of 24 hours, at least six pedestrians were struck by cars in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Five of the injured were taken to hospital, three in serious...
December .4 .2012

B.C.'s Tough Drunk Driving Laws Are Saving Lives

It's official. The tougher drunk driving laws that came into effect in September 2010 are working. CBC reports impaired driving deaths have been reduced by 46%. That's 104 people alive today who...
November .5 .2012

Don't Forget to Gain Your Sleep Back

It's that time of year again, one many look forward to: Day Light Savings! On Sunday, yes, we gained back our extra hour of sleep. But many of us celebrated by staying up extra late. And the...
October .29 .2012

Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

It's that time of year again. Where kids get to dress up, trick-or-treat, collect candy from friends and neighbours, and stay out late. The Vancouver Sun recently reported a story where a man was...

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