The provincial courts handled 75,584 traffic and bylaw cases in 2016/2017, the lowest number in the past five years. Of possible interest in the report are complaints made against the judicial justices who hear these cases. Since trials are recorded, investigation and resolution of these complaints is relatively simple.
It's night and I'm driving into the gray cotton of fog caused by a lingering temperature inversion. Vision is limited, the roads are wet, it's just a few degrees above freezing and some of the traffic to my left is driving like it's a sunny afternoon in August.
This issue of the Status Report examines passenger side crash protection on mid-sized cars, crash avoidance technology to protect motorcyclists, the NTSB's identification of speeding as a national safety issue and how red light cameras are reducing injuries in Chicago.
How many of us just throw that empty propane cylinder into the trunk and head off to have it filled? I've seen the results of a couple of explosions involving propane in vehicles and it wasn't pretty. The following video is from Technical Safety BC (formerly the BC Safety Authority) and shows you how to safely (and legally) transport a 20 pound propane cylinder in your car or RV.
Asking for a friend... Okay, not a friend, just something that popped up in a Buy & Sell group I manage. Seems sketchy to me, selling JUST the plate, papers, and window frame, but before I boot the guy I just want to make sure.
The June 22, 2017 issue of the Status Report is now available for reading on line. The featured article this month examines how the legalization of marihuana has increased the collision rates in Colorado, Oregon and Washington states by about 3%. Other articles include one on lane departure warnings that finds about half of drivers turn the system off because “Depending on the way you drive, lane departure alerts can go off fairly frequently in the course of regular driving even when there is no imminent danger,”