CASE LAW - Passerin v Webb

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThis is a case where a runaway snowmobile collided with Angelo Passerin who had stopped to help another rider whose snowmobile was stuck in deep snow. In a way, this is an example of the perfect storm as the riderless snowmobile went over a 33 meter cliff, climbed out of a ravine and ran for more than a kilometer before striking Passerin.

Making Bad Drivers Pay

Bad Driver on Board SignLast week we looked at how we might define a bad driver. Views were varied, but there were two well thought out responses that did more than just express an opinion. This week, let's look at how bad drivers pay for the risk that they present to others using our highways.

CBC RADIO - The Speed Factor

CBC LogoCBC's On the Coast radio program is looking at The Speed Factor this week. The theme of the series is to look at the impact speed has on collisions and why we are not doing more to convince the public that inappropriate speed is an unnecessary risk.

How Do We Define A Bad Driver?

Back Window Body Count GraphicHave you responded to our provincial government's request for feedback on the setting of fair ICBC rates yet? The hope is to "introduce changes to the current system to make insurance rates more fair for British Columbians by making all drivers more accountable for their decisions and driving behaviour." The implication here is that bad drivers don't pay their fair share of insurance premiums.

RFC - ICBC Rate Fairness Feedback

New BC LogoThe provincial government wants your opinion on how ICBC rates should be changed to make them more fair. To that end, they are asking you for comment on how to make drivers more accountable for their decisions and driving behaviour. Until April 5, 2018 the public is invited to visit the ICBC Rate Fairness pages and learn about the system as it currently exists. Your comments are solicited by mail, e-mail and on line submission.

EVENT - Road Safety at Work Week, March 5 to 9, 2018

Road Safety at Work logoThis week is Road Safety At Work Week, a time to make road safety a priority in your organization. If you haven’t yet registered, do so now and then choose an activity to improve the safety of your employees who drive for work.

Close Call at the Crosswalk

Walk SignalA pedestrian pushing a child in a stroller and the driver of a van approach an intersection controlled by a traffic light with a pedestrian signal. Both the traffic light and the pedestrian signal are red. The driver is in the lane next to the pedestrian who arrives at the cross street and stops seconds before the driver arrives at the stop line.

CASE LAW - Heuring v Smith

BC Courts Coat of ArmsDouglas Heuring was riding his bicycle eastbound on 13 street approaching Grand Boulevard East in North Vancouver, B.C. He stopped for the stop sign about 10 feet back from the marked stop line at the intersection. He saw a truck being driven northbound by Erik Smith slowing down as it approached the 4 way stop.

READING - IIHS Status Report, February 22, 2018

IIHS LogoThis edition of the Status Report looks at rear crash prevention, parking assist and how panoramic glass roofs contribute to higher glass claims.

Slow Down, Move Over, Not!

On June 1, 2009 the Slow Down, Move Over law came into effect in British Columbia. Just in case you've never heard of it, when you approach an official vehicle stopped on the side of the road that is displaying flashing red, blue, white or yellow lights you must slow down and, if possible, move over before you pass it.

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