CASE LAW - Lee v Cheuck

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThis is a Small Claims Court case where Mr. Lee is attempting to recover damages from Mr. Cheuck following a minor motor vehicle collision where ICBC found both parties partially at fault. Both parties were proceeding in the same direction some distance apart. Both intended to turn right at the intersection ahead. Mr.

CASE LAW - Gotsutsov v ICBC

BC Courts Coat of ArmsIn this case Mr. Gotsutsov's vehicle was destroyed by fire. ICBC found nothing in its investigations to substantiate Mr. Gotsutsov’s involvement in the loss of the vehicle by fire. ICBC however maintains that insurance coverage under the policy is forfeited because Mr. Gotsutsov allegedly made a willfully false statement in respect of the claim.

Stay Out of the Cone Zone

The Cone ZoneWe are very fortunate here in British Columbia when it comes to workplace safety. In general, if our workplace is not safe, we feel entitled to apply pressure to our employers to make it so. If another person's workplace is not safe we wonder why someone is not doing something about it.

RESEARCH - Driving While Fatigued

Truck TractorDriver fatigue is an important causal factor in many highway crashes—and is of particular concern in the trucking industry where many operators undertake long haul drives with limited amounts of sleep. Previous studies suggest that fatigue can affect steering performance and speed control.

VIDEO - How to Correct a Skid

VideoA professional driver gives some important tips on how to recover from a skid from Ford Motor Company's Driving Skills for Life program. It is designed to help young drivers improve their skills in four key areas that are critical factors in more than 60% of teen vehicle crashes, hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management and speed management.

CASE LAW - R v Podger

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThis is still another example of a Charter argument for unreasonable delay with regard to a dispute hearing for a traffic ticket. In this case, the delay amounted to 13 months and 3 weeks and Mr. Podger was successful in showing that the delay caused a prejudice to his ability to conduct his defence. A judicial stay of proceedings was entered on the charge.

CASE LAW - R v Pearson

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThis is another case of a Charter argument over delay in proceeding to trial. The speeding ticket dispute took 17 1/2 months from offence to trial date and Mr. Pearson testified that this was too long, causing him serious prejudice. Rather than letting the judge infer the prejudice from the time period alone, Mr.