April.25.2016
Drug Driving Suit
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Ford has created a ‘Drug Driving Suit’ that simulates the effect of driving while under the influence of illegal drugs. The suit uses ankle weights, padding, goggles, and headphones to demonstrate the physical effect of driving after taking drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, MDMA or LSD. It simulates slowed reaction time, distorted vision, hand…
April.13.2016
Distracted Driver Banned From Driving
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A BC driver who received 14 distracted driving tickets in five years is now prohibited from driving in BC. The Richmond RCMP first encountered the driver in early March when she almost collided with a police car. The officer was surprised to find 12 previous distracted driving convictions.  The following week the same driver was…
April.5.2016
Police Nab Distracted Drivers
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Police officers are taking a bird’s eye view to catch you on your hand-held electronic devices. The West Vancouver Police and North Vancouver RCMP disguised themselves as city workers to spot drivers using their electronic devices. They issued 42 tickets in one day. “It’s not worth it to actually drive your vehicle and be distracted…
March.24.2016
Consequences of Distracted Driving
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In 2010 BC banned the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving. Despite crackdowns, distracted driving remains a serious problem. Chief Constable Neil Dubord stated, "BC drivers know it's against the law, but far too many still make excuses for their behaviour, and put themselves and others at risk by using their phone while driving."…
March.24.2016
Slater Vecchio Partners with MADD
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Slater Vecchio is honoured to be a proud sponsor of MADD Metro Vancouver. MADD strives to stop impaired driving across Canada. In addition to offering support services to victims, MADD educates the public about the dangers of impaired driving. Slater Vecchio partner, James Richards, will be working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to support upcoming…
March.24.2016
Save a Life with CPR
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Three years ago, Daphne Hodgins had a cardiac arrest while running. “I don’t remember what happened ... Apparently I stopped running, there was something wrong, fell to my hands and knees and then passed out.” Lucky for Daphne, a fellow runner immediately began CPR and saved her life. But everyone is not as lucky as…
March.24.2016
Slater Vecchio Presenting at Upcoming LexisNexis Webinar
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On April 6, 2016, Slater Vecchio LLP is presenting at the LexisNexis webinar “Personal Injury Update & Tools To Make Your Life Easier”. This is a CPD-accredited webinar specifically designed for personal injury law in British Columbia. The webinar will also include industry authorities from Dye & Durham, and LexisNexis Canada Inc. By joining this…
March.18.2016
Death and Distracted Driving
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A recent tweet by the Richmond RCMP has gained a lot of attention over the past week. The tweet consists of a picture of an individual’s driving record with 12 distracted driving infractions since 2011. The driver has now received two more distracted driving tickets in just 10 days. Distracted driving is a serious concern.…
March.16.2016
Protect Your Pet
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A recent accident in Vancouver is a warning to all pet owners to secure their pets when riding in their car. In this unfortunate accident a 12 year old Jack Russell terrier “Radar” was sleeping in the passenger seat of her dog walker’s car.  The car was t-boned by another car and Radar died instantly when…
March.16.2016
New Brain Scanning Technique for Detecting Concussions
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A new brain scanning technique developed at UBC can show how concussion damages the brain. These findings question the effectiveness of the tools doctors currently use when assessing and treating concussions. To test this technique, researchers scanned the brains of male and female UBC hockey players before the start of the season. Multiple scans were…