IIHS - Safe Vehicles for Teens

IIHS LogoI spoke with a father once about his teen's vehicle. I had inspected it at roadside and because of various defects I had issued it a Notice & Order #2. The father was trying to convince me to withdraw the order because he knew that the vehicle would not pass inspection and it would be too expensive to repair.

Crowdsourcing Neighbourhood Road Safety Projects

crowdsourcing lightbulbOne definition of crowdsourcing is where an organization obtains ideas from a large, relatively open and often rapidly evolving group of participants. An example of how this can be applied to road safety is found in the Spring 2021 edition of Transportation Talk, a publication of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers. The City of Edmonton is asking it's citizens to participate as part of it's current Safe Mobility Strategy 2021 - 2025.

QUIZ - Test Your Distracted Driving Knowledge

Road Safety at Work LogoHere's a short 15 question quiz on distracted driving from Road Safety at Work. While the quiz is aimed at employers of and employees who drive as part of their job, it is equally applicable to anyone who carries an electronic device with them when they drive.

CASE LAW - R v Shelford

Tania Shelford is a company driver whose vehicle is equipped with a two way mobile radio that allows her to contact her dispatcher. She was using that radio to acknowledge the end of her shift when she was observed by an RCMP officer who stopped her and issued a traffic ticket for distracted driving. She disputed the ticket.

Traffic Cop Humour

ProLaserIIIIt's a beautiful spring day outside and I don't feel like writing a serious article for you this morning. I'm going to wander off in another direction and tell you a story about a bright, sunny day beside a BC highway where a group of us had set up a laser speed monitoring operation that was keeping us busy. A gentleman with a shiny new combination radar and laser detector on his dash has just been waved over for a ticket.

VIDEO - Two Way Left Turn Lanes

VideoTwo way left turn lanes are designed to reduce traffic congestion and rear-end collisions when turning left mid-block while saving the space otherwise required for a dedicated left-turn lane in either direction.

READING - Complete Street Design Guides

Global Street Design GuideWe are becoming more and more aware that our streets have been designed for motor vehicles and they are not prepared to accommodate cycle and pedestrian traffic safely. If we approach municipal authorities, their engineers point to the TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads and refuse to budge from what it contains.

Preparing for Trial? Request Disclosure.

GavelI'm always amazed at the amount of poorly qualified or outright incorrect information on the web when I search for traffic enforcement related information. One popular topic that seems especially mistreated is disclosure of the Crown's evidence prior to trial.

NEWS - BC Auto Insurance Changes Effective May 1, 2021

BC LogoMajor changes to the way auto insurance in BC functions took place without fanfare on May 1. According to a summary outlining the key changes on the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP web site, you will no longer be able to take legal action for most motor vehicle collision claims.

UN Global Road Safety Week - May 17 to 23, 2021

Love 30 km/hThe focus of the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week is speed management. The Week promotes a 30 km/h speed limit in places where people mix with traffic. Everyone is encouraged to join the #Love30 campaign to call for 30 km/h speed limits to be the norm for cities, towns and villages worldwide.

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