Collisions

Information regarding collisions.

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.

OPINION - The Blame Game

SoapboxMisbehaving and incompetent drivers get off too easy in the media. How many times have you seen news headlines like these?

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.

DATA - RoadSafetyBC Statistics

New BC LogoData BC's data catalogue contains 20 datasets for RoadSafetyBC that include a wide variety of data about motor vehicle collisions in our province. It also contains sets for Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRP), vehicle impounds and other driving prohibitions.

What Causes Crashes & How Do We Know?

Intersection CrashIf you have been following the news this week you will know that the Capital Regional District Traffic Safety Commission has proposed time over distance speed cameras in an attempt to reduce serious collisions on the Malahat Highway.

LEARNING - Vision Zero Academy

Vision Zero CanadaFrom Sweden, the home of Vision Zero, the Vision Zero Academy "provides a general and more detailed view of Vision Zero, and the effects it has. The academy contains articles and different types of information that illustrate Vision Zero from a variety of starting points. It also contains examples of how the concepts and approach of Vision Zero have gained a foothold, in both countries outside Sweden as well as in other circumstances."

Q&A - Two Way Left Turn Lane Collision

Q&A ImageMy house fronts a busy street and when turning left from my drive way in heavy traffic. I generally go through the northbound lane and into the Two Way Left Turn Lane, stop and wait to merge right into the southbound lane. I can’t seem to find legislation saying this is illegal in British Columbia but I haven’t found anything saying it is legal either.

Fancy Running Into You Here!

Intersection CrashThe latest edition of Quick Statistics has been published by ICBC. The new rounded data it contains is for the year 2016 and that year there were 330,000 collisions reported where 64,000 resulted in either injury or fatality. Over all, collision rates have steadily increased from 2011 to 2016.

REFERENCE - B.C. Crash Statistics

ICBC LogoICBC has published the latest edition of Quick Statistics containing general information about crashes, injured and fatal victims, auto crime and vehicle and driver populations.

CASE LAW - R v Griffith

BC Courts Coat of ArmsOn the 19th of August, 2013 Christopher Griffith stopped his vehicle in the parking lot of the Royal Canadian Legion on 106 Avenue in Surrey, B.C. He became involved in an altercation with people present in the parking lot. Matters escalated to the point that these people advanced on his vehicle brandishing weapons and Mr. Griffith feared serious harm to himself, his passenger and his vehicle. He accelerated quickly away, crossing an adjacent vacant lot and departing northbound on 135A Street.

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