Author Archives: David McCormick

David McCormick

About David McCormick

David joined Slater Vecchio in May 2013. He began his legal career as a criminal prosecutor where he was involved in cases involving dangerous driving, driving without due car and attention, impaired driving, and more.

June.28.2017
What is Distracted Driving?
distracted driving laws BC
According to ICBC, distracted driving was involved in of one in four deaths on BC roads – 78 people die each year because someone wasn’t paying attention to the road. But what is distracted driving? It’s any activity that takes your attention away from the road while you’re operating a vehicle. This includes things like…
April.28.2017
Let’s All Share the Seawall
Vancouver Seawall safety
Like cherry blossoms and daffodils, every spring in Vancouver sees the return of something truly spectacular – thousands of people out enjoying the Seawall. But 30 kms of seaside trails can result in conflicts between people wheeling it and people heeling it. Cyclists, rollerbladers, pedestrians, and joggers need to share the Seawall and follow the…
November.22.2016
Distracted Driving Deaths Increase
distracted driving is deadly
Compared to decades ago, our roads and highways are safer. We’ve added more safety features to our cars, build them to be more crash-proof, and have safer infrastructure. The majority of people are wearing their seatbelts and the message about not drinking and driving has been gaining traction. But then the cellphone came along and…
August.5.2016
Driverless Tesla in Fatal Crash
driverless car crash
There are as many as 11,000 motor vehicle accidents every day in North America. But one accident this past May wasn’t your typical car crash. It was the first time someone died while using driverless technology. A 40 year-old Florida man was killed when the Autopilot feature in his Tesla failed to recognize an oncoming truck.…
January.11.2016
Cyclist Killed in Bizarre Accident
cycling death
The Vancouver Sun, a Vancouver cyclist was killed after being struck in the head by a heavy object. The incident took place at the Vancouver Seawall, and it's believed the large object was thrown from a garbage can. In a news release, The Vancouver Police describe a "strange set of circumstances" that led to the…
November.9.2015
Smart Brake Lights
revolights
According to Transport Canada, 34% of fatally injured Canadian cyclists are killed by vehicles at night. A new bike lighting system designed by Revolights could give night cyclists the visibility that might save their lives.  The Revolights Lighting System includes Four rings with LEDs, two white and two red, along with a removable rechargeable battery.…
June.11.2014
Is CrossFit Safe?
According to its creators, CrossFit is a “strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.” And yet it’s now a mainstream regimen that has taken the fitness world by storm. Anyone willing to endure the…