August.19.2016
Mobi Takes off in Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada - July 24, 2016: A row of MOBI public bikes stand for rent outside Translink station at Dunsmuir and Beatty Street.
Need a bike? There’s probably one near you that’s ready to ride. Vancouver’s new bike sharing program, Mobi, took to the streets in July and so far it seems to be well received. Stats for the first month are looking good – each bike is averaging three riders per day. That’s out pacing Seattle’s six-month-old…
August.9.2016
Youth Sport Concussions Up
Kid Sport Brain Injuries Canada
Sport does a lot for our kids. It keeps them active and teaches them teamwork and fair play. Unfortunately, it’s also sending more of them to the emergency room with sport-related concussions. Back in June, Ontario introduced Rowan’s Law to protect kids. The timing couldn’t better. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) just released…
August.5.2016
Driverless Tesla in Fatal Crash
Driverless Car Crash Blog
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.…
August.2.2016
Higher Fines for Distracted Driving
Distracted Driving Fines
On June 1, BC introduced harsher penalties for distracted driving. Are they working? Initial reports from the Vancouver Police Department show that fewer distracted driving tickets were issued in June 2016 than in the previous year – but only by 14%. Not exactly a ringing endorsement. Distracted driving can kill, but it can also hurt…
July.26.2016
Swim Safety for Kids
Summer Swim Safety for Kids
Last one in is a rotten egg! Summer’s here and there’s nothing like a dip in the water to cool off on a hot day. But whether it’s at a local lake or a backyard pool, a drowning tragedy can happen in seconds. Parents and kids need to remember that when it comes to water…